Madonna, Billboard's 2016 "Woman of the Year," Opens Up About Sexism and Ageism

Is there anything Madonna can't do? Adding to her impressive résumé of awards, nominations, and appearances (like "Carpool Karaoke" with James Corden), Billboard most recently named her 2016's "Woman of the Year."

During her interview with Elizabeth Banks for Billboard, Madonna spoke about several issues prominent in today's society, including ageism, sexism, the 2016 election, and the need for change.

Read some of her best quotes from her Q&A with Banks that perfectly speak to why she is Billboard "Woman of the Year":

  • "'Relevance' is a catchphrase that people throw out because we live in a world full of discrimination. Age is only brought up with regard to women. It’s connected to sexism, chauvinism and misogyny."
  • "Women's nature is not to support other women. It's really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children. Women turn inward and men are more external."
  • "I was put on this earth to fight for the underdog and fight against discrimination."

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