Meanwhile, over on A+ Shangri-Lalaland, Katy Perry is brought in for an ethics interrogation..and some shit flinging.
Subject: The catchy, bubblegum pop ditty "I kissed a girl (and I liked it)"
A young hetero/bi-curious female vocalist singing about her experience of kissing another girl - What's not to like?
Fucking plenty, apparently.
It's pure goddamned objectification of lesbians. You kissed a girl and you liked it? Congratulations, so do tons of women. "It felt so wrong, it felt so right" yeah, fuck your "it felt so wrong" bullshit.
Oh I see, maybe Katy Perry is just too..erm...slutty? Oops, forgot my Lexicon. Slut-shaming is totes taboo.
[...]No need to slut shame her
Ok, got it. So objectification is the issue here then? Not sluttyness?
Don't slut-shame Katy Perry. Shame her for her homophobia and her glorification of emotional abuse. Because she deserves shaming for the latter two.
Oh FFS, objectification, homophobia and glorification of emotional abuse. Anything else?
[....]tactical considerations should never trump that actual hurt Perry's homophobia and transphobia have caused.
Ah, of course.Transphobia. Next.
Cooouuuldn't help but catch that her description of why girls are "kissable" is a hetero- and cis-centric.
OK, I'll put you down for extra Heterocenrism with a side of Cis-bias.
In reality, being anti-feminism is pretty tricky when so many feminist values have already become a deeply ingrained part of the cultural landscape.
Right, so that'll be the Partiarchal cultural landscape that these Feminist values are so deeply engrained in will it?
The notion that "women are people" is a feminist value
Really. Really? I'll make sure I let mine out of her cage for Christmas then. Good job you told me.
My biggest problem with the song is that the narrator/Katy Perry is exploiting another woman. This isn't two women who both know they're only doing it for attention. This is about one woman leading another on, cheaply and insincerely.....That's messed up and hurtful to the fictional woman in the song.
Outrageous! Surely someone must make a stand for fictional womyn's rights.
A slightly contra poster emerges with a suggestion.
Does it signify a growing acceptance of gay people in society
No, because she's not gay.
Badum - Tssst.
Who knew sweet Katy Perry could spew so much hatred directly into the eardrums of white middle-class kids?
That's right. Katy Perry who.. er..um..Didn't even write the fucking song!
It was Cathy Dennis.
Just fucking wow.
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