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Is feminism dead?

November 7, 2009

I’m not one of those freaky feminists that’s into bra burning or not shaving my legs or spelling women womyn or as I have actually seen, wom*n. It’s just that I believe in equal pay and women not being sex objects and being objectified by every man in the world. Which is why the music of today disturbs me.

Some of the music that tops the charts (think pitbulls ‘i know you want me’ ) are just plain wrong (in the sexist sense) on their own, but usually it’s the accompanying video clip that does most of the damage. Take the clip for dizzee rascal’s ‘holiday’ where the camera spends most of the time following around a chick’s bikini-clad arse. Or akon/david guetta’s ‘sexy bitch’ where we get to see a bunch of women gyrating around a pool.

What does this tell us about the position of women in society today? Nothing has changed. All of those things our mothers fought for don’t exist. Women aren’t respected, they are still treated as sex objects.

It also shows we can’t respec ourselves. I have to cringe at 12 and 13 year old girls who listen and dance to this kind of music. In their ears it’s innocent and they don’t realise what they are supporting but they are supporting it. And by listening to this music all they do is encourage more of this garbage to be released and less female power.

I had to cringe reading an interview with akon about ‘sexy bitch’ as a song and how the lyrics aren’t supposed to be disrespectful but that’s just what sexy is…okay. I can accept the lyrics. I can’t respect videos of girls in bikinis way too small to wear in the real world rolling around in popcorn. That is disrespectful there is really no other way in can be taken.

What happened to feminism? What happened to girl power? Sure sex sells but why is it female sex? Maybe Brit and Beyonce can start releasing videos of guys in tiny speedos rolling around in oil. Tell me there isn;’t a market for that.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2009 4:02 pm

    This is kind of a tangent to your main point, but I don’t see what’s wrong with burning bras (not that that ever really happened) or not shaving one’s legs.

  2. sugar&spice permalink*
    November 7, 2009 9:58 pm

    theres nothing really wrong with it…it’s just a cliche and i guess im just saying i dont do that. but hey, each to their own im sure itd be liberating 🙂

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