Getting Into the Groove of 50
Madonna Louise Ciccone turns 50 years old today, August 16, 2008.
I went to see Madonna on her Like a Virgin tour in the 1980s. The Beastie Boys were the opening act. I remember being more shocked that she only performed for an hour and fifteen minutes than I was of her routines.
My girlfriends and I all rushed out and bought black rubber bracelets and tied lace ribbons in our hair. She’s had many style incarnations but I think I liked her original look the best.
Madonna is an inspiration to women like myself because she took charge of her own sexuality. She didn’t fall into the trap of early feminists who thought they had to be more like men. Madonna is feminine, pretty, sexy, shapely, healthy, assertive and intelligent. She does whatever she wants. That is true feminism.
Here are some pictures of her throughout the years.
Happy Birthday, Madonna.