December 20, 2013
Feminists feeling threatened again
All that grinding with topless ladies,
twerking with Miley Cyrus and sleazy smiling
has earnt US singer Robin Thicke a shiny new accolade –
that of ‘sexist of the year’.
The “Blurred Lines” chart-topper received the title from the End Violence Against Women Coalition after the lyrics to his worldwide number one were deemed ‘rapey’ by some critics.
Thicke tried his best to defend lines such as “I know you want it” and “I’ll give you something big enough to tear your a** in two”, but few could dispute that his choice of language came dangerously close to promoting non-consensual sex.
More than 60 member groups of the coalition voted in the ‘sexist of the year’ poll, which saw Prime Minister David Cameron come second – the same slot he landed in last year.
The organisers are sending Thicke a download voucher for Aretha Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T” as a prize in a not-so-subtle attempt to transform his slippery reputation.
The End Violence Against Women Coalition’s Sarah Green extended her “heartfelt congratulations” to a “worthy winner”.
While attacking the pop star’s “concerted sexist efforts”, Green acknowledged that Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video had in fact served to fuel a campaign against the objectification of women to “promote mediocre pop”.
“Sexism might be de rigeur for some music industry ‘creatives’ but the times they are a changin’,” she told ITV.
LOL @ The Rapey Culture