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3109Re: commercial songs that portray women as weak

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  • sidewaysgaze
    Dec 11, 2012
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      Just saw your commercial and voted for it! :)

      I can't think of any examples, off-hand, about songs that portray women as weak, maybe because I usually don't pay attention to the Top 40 stuff (oh, am I dating myself? What is it called these days? LOL), which is usually filled with insipid to simplistic lyrics. And I don't listen to rap or hip-hop usually...

      The only song that comes to mind right now is "Ridin'" by A$AP Rocky, featuring Lana Del Rey. I don't think "Ridin'" made the cut for A$AP Rocky's album, but in the song he sings - I mean raps - I mean monotone talks about Lana being his bitch - which I find is derogatory to say the least, but these days the word can mean the exact opposite of disrepectful! So, who knows...he's supposedly actually complimenting her...


      --- In Stratosphere_Fanzine@yahoogroups.com, "thrillracer1" <thrillracer@...> wrote:
      > I'm thinking of working on an article about commercial songs that portray women as weak. For example, Ne-Yo sings, "Girl, let me love you and I will love you until you learn to love yourself." So, when Girl learns to love herself to Ne-Yo's satisfaction, then his work will be done? Ne-Yo purports that he is the do-gooder, a Good Samaritan to help Girl with her self-esteem, and thus, Girl is weak. Well, this article will take some research and work, so I wonder if a publication out there will pay me to write it.
      > Speaking of commercialism, I designed a commercial myself. Check it out at:
      > http://commercial.bankingbydesign.com/#gallery
      > And vote for it (by Dec. 31st)! Just go to the "Commercial Gallery," sort by "Most Popular," and flip back a couple pages. You will see my photo labeled as Jill B. (It has at least 9 votes, but needs more!)
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