Friday, March 9, 2007

Breihan gets something right (again)

Not a particularly interesting article, but I'm glad I'm not the only person who sees a problem with the following silly-ass ideas:
One of the interchangeable girls on the show last night said that the Pussycat Dolls stand for female empowerment, which is a bit of a reach. At least the Spice Girls occasionally trumpeted vague and toothless feminism; the message of pretty much every PCD song seems to boil down to either I-don't-need-a-man or I-need-a-man.
And people say I'm crazy. Of course, people have said the same thing about Destiny's Child, or just Beyonce in general. Please ignore the crass materialism and excessive need for sex in her verses, and those of the Pussycat Dolls. Deep down, there are young women crying out for someone to love them. And buy a Buggatti.

Of course, it would be sexist of me to only complain about women's behavior in pop music, seeing as how every woman who read my first Phoenix column asked me about the guy's role. So, I shall oblige. Kanye West is an incredible misogynist, and people love this song. The video speaks for itself. And he still hasn't gotten any better at rapping: "Said she love Beyonce/ let me 'Upgrade U'." WTF is that silly-goose shit? Why would he spend money on a song like this? For someone who's supposed to be the Bob Dylan of our generation (I see you, Ben Bradlow), he sure is fuckin' up. And people eat it up. One comment, written by someone known as "
Sampson1te " wrote:
this is awesome, ye's creative, yall jus mad cause hes got it on lock, and he dont talk about rims
I hate the world of rap, and all its fans.

That would have been the last of it, but I just saw the worst of both men and women. Have a nice day, Bradley's on leave. I'm going to go have a heart attack.

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