The trouble with excusing this film clip, song lyrics and those like them as no worse than anything else that's out there is that it shows the acceptance society has of sexism and misogyny. It's ok because everyone's doing it. People are so uptight. It's just a bit of fun...
It saddens me that this thinking is perpetuated with every new release of a song frequenting the word b*tch, wh*re, sl*t. It's all ok because it's just a bit of satire or I just get annoyed because I "don't get it".
I get it just fine and it's still cr*p.
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16-11-2014 20:21 #21
16-11-2014 20:22 #22
This is written by the record label under the vid on youtube...
Published on Oct 30, 2014 The following is a satirical video based on Sororities/Fraternities and the cliche "Literally I Can't". This content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such
16-11-2014 20:29 #23
I shared this petition on my Facebook a few days ago. The lyrics are absolutely disgusting - basically "shut up and drink and be loose to amuse us, you dumb $luts" and while it's a new low in an industry that already scrapes the bottom of the barrel, a line needs to be drawn in the sand somewhere.
Redfoo tweeted that *he* was being victimised or attacked over this. Poor diddums.
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16-11-2014 20:45 #24-
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It would be really hard for men to make clips like this if women refused to parade themselves at scantily dressed half wits in front of the camera.
16-11-2014 21:38 #25
I have to say I looked at this as satire the first time I saw it. I still do. If you are going to start petitions about this then why allow Nicki Minaj to destroy feminism and say nothing?
17-11-2014 02:55 #26
Whilst I agree it's not ok to accept sexism and misogyny, and I agree with the sentiment we can't just accept this song as being ok because there are other equally as bad songs out there, I can't say I'm offended by the song. I think the music industry has a problem with misogyny, but I don't feel the need to pick on this song in particular.
I think part of being "equal" in terms of sex, race, etc, is also being able to be the subject of a joke. For example, if there was a video clip about a dumb blokes, we would all have a good laugh. A video about uptight college girls and we all get offended. I think to be truly empowered one has to be ok with jokes/satire at their expense, because (collective) you know you are ok, you can tolerate a joke, if that makes sense? In saying all that, I don't identify as an uptight American college girl, and I feel this clip is aimed at them, not all women. I don't feel we should all be offended just because we are women when it is a satire of a particular group of women (not saying that is ok to pick on this group of women, I'm just saying I don't feel personally offended as a woman).
17-11-2014 08:00 #27
17-11-2014 08:04 #28Senior Member
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But this clip isn't just about misogyny, the women in it are actually being assaulted, just because they won't get p!ssed and engage in sexual acts for the guys pleasure!!
17-11-2014 08:54 #29
17-11-2014 09:01 #30
If the song was just about up-tight girls who look down on people and didn't want to have fun at a party, then I wouldn't think twice about it. However, they consider not drinking and not doing 'girl on girl' action as up-tight, and that is where it crosses the line.
And this line "I'm tryna see what you got, Not tryna hear what you think". Ugh!
The real issue though, is that young teenagers listen to this music. They are young enough that they might not see past all the so-called "satire". I do not want my daughter to think that she has to do these things if she wants to fit in. I do not want my sons to think that they can put down girls if they don't do what they want them to. Although people might think that this song is just a bit of fun, there can be serious consequences for the young, impressionable minds out there.
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