"I read a couple comments today about how i can't be feminist or whether or not I'm a 'good' feminist," Williams opened. "'Misery Business' is not a set of lyrics that I relate to as a 26 year old woman. I haven't related to it in a very long time. Those words were written when i was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. It wasn't really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler."
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Williams is likely referring to lyrics like "once a whore, you're nothing more, I'm sorry that'll never change," from the Riot! single, which recounts fighting with a girl over a guy, and ultimately winning: "I watched his wildest dreams come true, not one of them involving you."
In the post, Williams concluded, "I'm a 26 years old person. And yes, a proud feminist. Just maybe not a perfect one?"
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High school drama aside, how many 17-year-olds can pull off a zinger like, "She's got a body like an hourglass that's ticking like a clock"?
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And if you're keeping score, Paramore did perform "Misery Business" on its recent U.S. tour.