Archive for the ‘videos’ 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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Christina & Jordan

May 20, 2007

In the last post I discussed Christina’s marriage and if it possibly changed her. One of her newer songs, “Save Me From Myself,” is dedicated to her husband, Jordan. In a Cosmopolitan interview, Christina talks about Jordan and this song: “He’s helped me heal a lot. ‘Save Me From Myself’ really just means having that one person in your life who is able to pick you up and pull you out when you get in those dark spaces in yourself and are dwelling on the negative. They get you to look at all the bright and beautiful things around you.”  A part of her evolution comes from finding a man who has helped her deal with her past and deal with negativity.  After the jump, there’s a video that shows pictures of Christina and Jordan with the song playing in the background. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Dirrty

April 4, 2007

Christina Aguilera became famous with her first debut single, “Genie in a Bottle,” in 1999. Back then she was a seemingly innocent eighteen year old girl with blonde, blonde hair whose most revealing clothes only showed her belly. But with the release of her second album, “Stripped,” Christina looked like a completely different woman. The “Genie in a Bottle” girl did not like being marketed as a bubblegum artist and so she insisted on showing off a sexier side that was truer to her personality. And she definitely put her new image out there in her raunchy video, “Dirrty.”

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