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Musical Misognynism

Mark Arbour

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The focus here is largely on LGBT issues, but the issues women are dealing with are pretty tough too. I heard this song on TV last night (don't remember if it was Fallon or Myers):

 

 

I suppose I should tell you what this bitch is thinking

You'll find me in the studio and not in the kitchen

I won't be bragging 'bout my cars or talking 'bout my chains

Don't need to shake my ass for you 'cause I've got a brain

 

If I told you 'bout my sex life, you'd call me a slut

When boys be talking about their bitches, no one's making a fuss

There's a glass ceiling to break, uh-huh, there's money to make

And now it's time to speed it up 'cause I can't move at this pace

 

[bridge:]

Sometimes it's hard to find the words to say

I'll go ahead and say them anyway

Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits

 

[Chorus:]

It's hard, it's hard, it's hard out here for a bitch

It's hard for a bitch (for a bitch) for a bitch,

It's hard

It's hard out here for a bitch

It's hard for a bitch (for a bitch) for a bitch,

It's hard

It's hard out here

 

If you're not a size six, then you're not good looking

Well, you better be rich, or be real good at cooking

You should probably lose some weight 'cause we can't see your bones

You should probably fix your face or you'll end up on your own

 

Don't you want to have somebody who objectifies you?

Have you thought about your butt? Who's gonna tear it in two?

We've never had it so good, uh-huh, we're out of the woods

And if you can't detect the sarcasm, you've misunderstood

 

[bridge]

 

[Chorus]

 

A bitch, a bitch, a bitch, bitch, bitch [4x]

 

Inequality promises that it's here to stay

Always trust the injustice 'cause it's not going away

Inequality promises that it's here to stay

Always trust the injustice 'cause it's not going away

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Wow. Is that how a "message" has to be packaged these days? Give me Aretha Franklin any day. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

 

It's hard (out here) for a listener to hear a singer who hasn't much of a voice. If this is "music", I'd worry about that too, Lily.

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Musical misogynism has been around a long time and its worst culprits are vile rap artists and labels who've built huge businesses around it. Just a shame this is such a crap song and witless video :/

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Can't listen to it till I've had more coffee. 100 points for Ravenclaw for the lyrics alone.  

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