Bitch Bad

 

This music video came out a couple of months ago, but I saw it for the first time today (thanks to Tumblr).

” Lupe parallels modern day black entertainment (read: music videos) to historical blackface, tap dancing and performances blacks once participated in for the enjoyment of white audiences, which reinforced negative stereotypes. A girl and a boy who were subjected to the “bad bitches” imagery as youth are all grown up. As a woman, she believes being a bad bitch is a compliment. As for him, well, he associates nothing good with bitches. In the background, caricatures of Sambo, blacks tap dancing and the video model/rapper in blackface plays repeatedly. The video vixen/rapper struggle with the images they’ve just presented to the world for money.  Beyond tackling the perception of bitch being good or bad, which is subjective, Lupe points out the ideal of black entertainers pimping themselves through reinforcing stereotypes all for a buck, or in this case, millions of bucks.”

Source: http://www.theroot.com/buzz/victim-lupe-fiasco-bitch-bad

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Take a Hint

 

I stumbled upon this song while looking through my Tumblr feed. A lot of the commentary that had been added throughout all the reblogging was raving about the feminist message behind the song, something that you wouldn’t typically expect from Nickelodeon.

It expresses the idea that girls often try to be polite to the guys that attempt to hit on them, but that often doesn’t work, so essentially, politeness can be thrown out the window. A girl is allowed to be angry and rude if a guy isn’t getting the message.

What do you all think?

This Is My Body

 

 

 

You Can’t Be a Princess

Would you let your son dress up as a princess? Would you let your daughter dress up as Spiderman?

A real-life example: http://nerdyapple.com/my-son-is-gay/