Archive for the ‘Girl Power’ Category

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Can’t Hold Us Down

May 21, 2007

I want to discuss Christina’s song and video for “Can’t Hold Us Down.” (The video is after the jump) The song hits directly on the double standards set for women. Women have been expected to be seen but not heard, and to not have an opinion; “Call me a bitch cause I speak what’s on my mind, Guess it’s easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled.” It’s so much easier to call an assertive woman a bitch than to give her the same respect an assertive man would receive. Women have to behave a certain way and they can’t do the same things as men because of these expectations that society holds strongly. “If you look back in history it’s a common double standard of society, The guy gets all the glory, the more he can score, While a girl can do the same and you call her a whore.” This is the same message she’s brought up in other songs of hers. However, this song also directly tackles the men who feel they can take advantage of women. Please watch the video before reading further commentary: Read the rest of this entry ?

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Dual Meanings

May 12, 2007

In the October 2006 issue of Cosmopolitan, there’s an article titled, “Stupid Boob Behavior.”  The questions the article tries to examine are: “Why are so many young women making their breasts public property?  And who really ends up getting the best end of this deal–the girls who say all this flaunting makes them feel empowered and free or the men ogling them?”  These questions parallel the same questions I’ve put out there and have been trying to answer.  And the second question being asked definitely applies to Christina Aguilera and other women (famous or not) who are exposing their bodies in some way.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Girl Power: Then and Now

May 8, 2007

 The Spice Girls:                                                    

The Pussycat Dolls:

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Through a Man’s Eyes

May 7, 2007

Everyone knows about the much talked about kiss at the VMAs between Madonna and Christina.  In a January 2004 interview with ZOO magazine, Christina said, “I love experimenting with my sexuality.  If that means girls then so be it.  It would be wrong to hide this side of my personality.”  Later on in the interview, she also says, “I have casual sex, I love casual sex.” Read the rest of this entry ?