Unblurring the Lines

I’m still recovering from a very long drive, so in lieu of a personal Vag and Video posting, please enjoy this very well written article lampooning the current trends in music videos and how those trends reflect a larger problem in our society: misogyny is in style.

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by April Gregory, ’13

A recent onslaught of tits-in-your-face (TIYF) music videos has catalyzedmuchhullabaloo in the blogosphere. If you haven’t seen Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Justin Timberlake’s “Tunnel Vision,” or The-Dream’s “Pussy” (yes, just “Pussy”), you may wish to view them now. On Vevo or Vimeo, though, because they were pulled from YouTube. And not in a place where your supervisor might drop in to give you some Chobani coupons, because they are very, very TIYF.

To start, I should make one thing exceedingly clear: for years I was a more or less passive acceptor of the contradictions inherent in my favorite music genres. I love hip hop and R&B. LOVE. I love booming bass and releasing my inner Bey on the d-floor whenever possible. Consequently, I had — and still have — a tendency to ignore the often unsavory lyrics that…

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