Aretha Franklin's 1968 song "Natural Woman" has recently been deemed offensive by the trans community. The song, which was written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Jerry Wexler, has been criticized for perpetuating multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes.
Standing for Women Founder Kellie-Jay Keen expressed her thoughts on the matter this weekend, saying it's “really hard” to ignore the “misogyny” of the trans-rights movement as Aretha Franklin's song 'Natural Woman' was recently slammed as offensive to trans-women.
Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance (TCMA) also shared their opinion on Twitter, stating that there is no such thing as a "natural" woman.
The lyrics of the song have been interpreted differently over time, with some believing it to be a feminist anthem while others deeming it to be problematic in its use of language. Despite this, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" remains one of Aretha Franklin's most popular songs and continues to be performed in concerts around the world.
Sky News was the first to report on this absurd take on an amazing song. At this point, the wokeness as gone to far, the celebration of natural women is amazing and nothing to be ashamed about.