Is Robin Thicke’s song/video “Blurred Lines” degrading to women?..
OK, I love the song, i find it tongue in cheek!..... but then could it be glorifying rape? U b the judge(Watch original video and parody below)
If you have ears, you’ve heard the song “Blurred Lines.” If you have eyes you’ve seen the explicit video. If you have a mouth, you’ve had a conversation about it. Maybe it’s sexist? Maybe it’s kinda feminist? Hint: it’s not.
People calling the song offensive definitely have a strong case. After all, the song is about “liberating” a good girl by showing her that she actually wants “crazy wild sex” that she isn’t asking for. Robin Thicke keeps repeating “I know you want it” while his musical partner T.I. casually mentions “I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two.”
The only thing that’s worse than the lyrics? The video. It shows three naked women (sorry, some have flesh-toned thongs and the occasional shoes) prancing around three fully-dressed men — an image that’s now become all too familiar in our media landscape.
So, let’s recap. The lyrics are rapey, the video overtly objectifies women and the only people worthy of clothes are men. I’m sorry, why are we arguing about whether a video that pretty much defines sexism is sexist or not?
If you ask Robin Thicke, the video is absolutely degrading to women. In an interview with GQ, he said, “We tried to do everything that was taboo. Bestiality, drug injections, and everything that is completely derogatory towards women. Because all three of us are happily married with children, we were like, ‘We’re the perfect guys to make fun of this.’”
Yes. Men who respect women are the “perfect” people to degrade them! Like they say, it’s funny! Cause this way, women never know who they can trust! I guess misogyny is like that expired brie you accidentally ate while you were drunk: you just need to get it out of your system.
Sorry, but there’s nothing subversive about having women and men take part in the same old stereotypes that perpetuate sexism and rape culture. If you want subversion, take a look at this. Now that’s what I call empowerment.
How do you feel about “Blurred Lines”? Sexist? Ironic? Feminist?