It’s basically saying “Let’s have consensual sex. Please consent and we can have sex, also I promise to make you enjoy it because it’s not just my own pleasure I care about.” The lyrics are literally asking the woman for consent and promising her pleasure. I literally do not understand the rage at it.
I find it subpar musically speaking, but I find most Top 50 hits subpar musically speaking. The only thing that offends me about it is its forgettable vocalization and unremarkable instrumentation.
I have yet to see a post accusing Republicans or small-government supporters of racism under any evidence short of “They don’t want to give non-Caucasians free things.” It’s just sort of accepted and I have no idea why, unless it’s still that holdover circlejerk from the Obama elections where, apparently, disagreeing with a black man makes you racist.
I looked at the notes on that “not supposed 2 hurt at all 4 ur first sexytime no matter what” viral post going around, and yeah I can accept if the original post was a troll or whatever but the amount of teenage girls who reblogged it with comments like “whoa, really? thanks!!” is downright saddening. Like really, you think if you’re just aroused enough that 11” cock is going to feel nice for your very first time?
The first line “evil myth perpetuated by men” was downright hilarious too.
The saddening thing is that so many teenage girls honestly do use Tumblr for their sole source of information and even regard it as superior to and trumping their public education in many regards, so kids are actually going to see this and believe it. Which is sad, because sex has this great potential to be awesome, and then you get these idiot feminists on Tumblr actively fighting that.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but I’ve never been targeted or stereotyped by a word because of my race, gender, religion or sexuality (so words can never hurt me?)”
— Straight white male proverb.
I think it’s really beautiful that this post is literally both targeting and stereotyping straight white males because of their race, gender, and sexuality while simultaneously denying that it ever happens.
Or are we redefining “stereotype” to mean “generalization plus European heritage” now because the dictionary is overprivileged?
I legitimately do not understand teenagers on this website who can look at the government being shut down for weeks and closing parks and literally preventing harborworkers from earning the income keeping them alive because they can’t get their shit together …
and then say "Yes, I want that entity to be in complete control of whether or not I get to see a doctor for my broken ribcage or whether I sit in my living room and put ice packs on my cracked rib and pray to whatever gods I believe in."
If my private healthcare corporation goes bankrupt, I can get another healthcare plan. I can’t exactly walk down to the corner store and get another government. Furthermore, as far as payment, I have seen multiple doctors who outright refuse to take government healthcare patients because of the added complexity and headache of dealing with the mammoth entity that is the United States federal government.
I think it’s really telling that most of the most vocal pro-women’s-rights-but-anti-tumblr-feminism voice on this website
are females ourselves
like men are mostly ignoring your inane bullshit but when you say you’re speaking for me and my ‘rights’ when you say”kill all men” or ”women can’t be held accountable for their own life choices” it’s pretty annoying.
Having idiot shits on this website tell me that all rape is the same is also mind-numbing. Even something as seemingly black-and-white as murder isn’t all the same. There are varying degrees of murder and no one whines about murder culture, why does everyone lose their shit the instant anyone implies that drunken sex at a party with friends should maybe be treated differently from a violent gang-bang outside as bar?
If a woman was raped and she doesn’t want to turn in her rapist, I think that speaks volumes as well. Of course, if she’s under physical or emotional threats then it’s a different issue, but that’s clearly not what I’m talking about. I was abused but I wouldn’t turn in my abusers, because I don’t feel like the crime necessitates the legal consequences. Human beings make mistakes, and I’m not going to sue my friend for something that I feel is forgivable. I’m also not going to take inane ass-diddling bullshit from ‘feminists’ screaming that I need to have the exact same standards and offenses as them. It’s an entirely personal thing, and proclaiming that all women should have the exact same personal and moral lines is a little … what’s the phrase? Oh yeah, enforcing sexist stereotypes. Funny, I thought that’s what they were fighting against.
Also, acting like rape is the worst crime you can do is sort of the opposite of the oft-stated goal of “de-sexualize women’s bodies, sex is not horrible.” If your body is not defined by your virginity, if your personality is not defined by who you’ve had sex with, then why is nonconsensual sex any different from any other nonconsensual physical crime? Purely on a physical level, if sex isn’t this super-special thing, why treat it any differently from assault or murder?
Speaking personally, I’d rather be raped again than murdered. If a god came down to me and gave me a choice between being raped tomorrow and being murdered tomorrow, I’d choose rape. There are countless ‘feminists’ on this site who would crucify me for saying that, who would take away the very women’s choice they claim to champion and make me a pariah for mine. I find this slightly offensive. Enforcing gender stereotypes in the name of feminism is like getting mad at black people for being rich or successful in the name of racial equality. (God I bet the social justice bloggers hate Herman Cain so much.)
Let me tell you how fucking stupid this website is. Even something as simple as “Rape is wrong” instantly gets associated, in my mind, with socially handicapped children yelling “MEN DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE RAPED” or “If a woman regrets it the morning after, the man should be put to death.” Because you shits see piles of feces like that and just mindlessly hit ‘reblog’ without actually thinking about what it says.
My favorite was the one that said “Male privilege is that no one wonders if you got a job because of your gender [which in itself is a ridiculous statement, “I’m oppressed because I have advantages”] even if you did get it because of your gender” like you literally just did the exact thing you insinuated that no one did and then whined that you’re oppressed.
So most rock artists have multiple songs explicitly glorifying murder and literally no one who isn’t some Christian fundie in Oklahoma gives a shit, but you get a music video with girls holding goats and suddenly everyone’s screaming that they’re literally being raped by a music video.
Everyone’s screaming “Oh, my rapist said I wanted it tooo!” like ok wow a rapist could say “Can I buy you a drink” but that doesn’t mean that anyone who offers to buy you a drink is a fucking rapist. You don’t like the Blurred Lines video, great job, a thousand social justice points for you, that’s cool. I think it’s pretty subpar too. But I don’t scream that I’m literally being raped every time I see a topless girl holding a goat. Besides, isn’t this the same website that constantly screams that suits on men are basically lingerie like really you should be overjoyed at this recognition.
Also, the women are walking around holding goats, I think if you’re trying to over-sexualize a woman you’re probably not going to draw her carrying livestock around. Isn’t one of the feminist goals to de-sexualize breasts or something, anyway? The whole “men can be topless we should be too” thing? It’s a mediocre music video with little interest and uninteresting, forgettable lyrics but there is seriously music out here that is literally commanding listeners to rape and murder, I don’t understand the huge obsession with this vague “telling me I’ll like it is literally rape” tangent on that one video.
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