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Unread 09-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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One of my excessively feminist friends posted on facebook this link which talks about how Blurred Lines really talks about rape and sexual assault. Sure, the lyrics are dirty and heavily misogynistic, but to that extent of being about rape? I really don't know how to feel about this. Is there some truth to this, or is my friend just way too much of a feminist?

From the Mouths of Rapists: The Lyrics of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines » Sociological Images
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Unread 09-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Have you read the lyrics? Yes, it is about rape, and it is horrifically offensive.
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Hmmm. I really enjoy the song and I've never thought of it that way. I think if you try hard enough though you can make a case for tons and tons of songs as being misogynistic or telling of rape. I don't think it's always the writers intention..some times we just read into things a little too much. Again, this is only my opinion!
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Yeah, like when I made a case that The Beatle's Yellow Submarine was about rape.

Oh wait, I couldn't do that because it doesn't sound anything like that. Yes, it's about rape. It's about the assault of females.
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Also, there's no such thing as "too much of a feminist"
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Yes, it is. That song makes me sick. I honestly don't know why more people aren't outraged.

I even switched radio stations because my formerly favorite station played it like every hour.
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You can make anything sound more terrible than it is. The Yellow Submarine is not a good example of this, because it is clearly about a yellow submarine.

People aren't outraged because it's a catchy song. That's seriously the only reason why the song is popular is because they made it incredibly annoying and catchy.

And yes, you can be radically feminist just as someone can be radically political.
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Default Re: Is Blurred Lines a Rape Anthem?

I can see how it was interpreted to be a rape anthem, but I'm sorry, when I read the lyrics I just dont see it.


The "you know you want it" could very well be about a shy girl, or a girl playing hard to get. Not meaning the end result is rape, but more, like "admit it, you want me". I like having my hair pulled and my a.s.s smacked I don't find it demeaning or violent, so who's to say the girl in the song doesn't too.


The part of "tear your a.s.s in 2" yeah I can understand the brutal sodomy people choose to see, but I grew up around boys, hung out with guys and now ultimately men. They kinda say things like that to express how hard the wanna fk someone. I've never thought my peers meant raping anyone, and they didnt.

So IMO? No its not a rape anthem. If the lyrics stated the girl screamed (in terror), said "no" or ran away, I'd change my mind though. Nothing in the lyrics suggest anything is being done against anybody's will. It sounds more like a lot of begging for sex.

Like alot of things in life, its about perception. How we perceive this song is how we perceive it. Only way to know who's right is ask the song writer, instead of spread our possibly damaging perceptions all over.
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Even if we don't call it rape, at face value the song is against the notion that "no means no." The girl is saying she doesn't want it, and he is trying to push her. Not okay. We need to teach society that no means no. Period.
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Seriously? Of course it isn't about rape. Rape is a sensitive subject for me and have read the lyrics and no it doesn't sound like that. A bunch or immature men yes, rape no!
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