I was checking my mail this morning and got an e-mail entitled “Twerk This” from Laura E. Harner, author of the Willow Springs Ranch and Altered States series, among others. Her message said:
With all the fuss over Miley and her twerking at the VMA, some groups have gotten together to point out the ‘blurred lines’ of the semi-consensual sex lyrics of Robin Thick’s song and the general debasing of women in the media. Interestingly, I’ve noticed a serious trend of misogyny among readers and writers of male/male romance. I’m not sure why it caught me so off guard, except that I’ve been a proponent of equal rights a whole lot longer than marriage equality has the cause d’jour. Equal is equal.
What do you think?
Here’s a video parody of the song put together by three law students…
OK, so I don’t pay a lot of attention to what is going on in the entertainment world. I basically couldn’t care who is doing what to whom. I did hear about the whole “Miley” thing, but other than thinking that daddy must have been really embarrassed . . . Meh. I have my own, real life. But anyway, I have been really concerned myself about the mood of the American public regarding the abuse of women, from movies and music to the popularity of books which feature women as slaves, treated like yard dogs by men – with the women’s tacit, and sometimes blatant, consent. Come on – I fought like a wild woman to get women the right to hold their heads up in public, to walk the streets safely, to be equal partners in relationships, to be able to stand up in court and say “Yes, he DID rape me, and he didn’t have the RIGHT!” . . . to have control over your own body and not turn that control over to an 80-something guy in a dress, and THIS is what you do with it? Come on! When I was small, THIS was considered an appropriate coffee advertisement – and now you are ASKING to be treated like this? Grrrrr……
Anyway, I laughed my ass off at this video. I hope you do too. Enjoy.
And then, of course, there are those poor women who live in Texas – just how many trucks DID U-Haul rent to smart women to move them out of that ridiculous state?
(I can say that, because I used to live there – then left, at a DEAD RUN!)