Basically, the majority of the song (creepily named "Blurred Lines") has the R&B singer murmurring "I know you want it" over and over into a girl's ear. Call me a cynic, but that phrase does not exactly encompass the notion of consent in sexual activity.
Oh, and the music video! Not only does it feature three girls baring bare breasts throughout the entire song (along with nude-colored thongs), but it also obnoxiously interrupts the already disturbing scene to blare #THICKE in big, bold, red letters every 10 seconds. Is this some Big Brother brainwashing technique? Who told him that this was a good idea? Not to mention he an entire clip dedicated to balloon letters spelling out "Robin Thicke has a big dick." Nothing embodies class better than telling the entire web that you have a big schlong! Makes one wonder if he's overcompensating, or if his wife would agree with that statement? Seriously, this song is disgusting— though admittedly very catchy.
Turns out, the listeners aren't that impressed by the song either. Some Youtube comments include users saying, "99% boobs, 1% music," or "This porno has awful music." I decided to do everyone a favor and not attache the unrated version of the video above.
If you aren't already pissed off today, here's another reason to be: the state that's home to the Music City is now trying to pass a bill (SB 132) that will decrease Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for parents whose children are not make satisfactory grades in school. In other words, Tennessee is trying to make the poor more down-trodden. Why punish a demographic that's already struggling? I just can't begin to understand it. Can you imagine going to your child in grade school and say that he/she has to do better in school from now on because the family's financial stability is dependent on it?
Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) and Rep. Vance Dennis (R-Savannah), the bill is referred to as a "carrot and stick approach." Jezebel gives a few choice words about the ridiculousness of the bill:
It's actively making it more difficult for poor families to survive — and it's a double whammy for the children. For kids who are already struggling in school, they're now threatened with affecting their family's ability to survive.My continued obsession with Sheryl Sandberg...
I can't stop. This woman is my bloody hero. Even after reading her book Lean In, I've now resorted to reading blogs from the organization's website, and watching YouTube videos of her speeches. Below is a TEDtalk she did back in 2010 about why there are so few women leaders in the workplace. Watch and be wowed: