Miley The Movement

In class we discussed the self awareness and intentionality of Miley Cyrus’ recent transformation and behavior. Here is the documentary where she talks about why this is her time and what exactly she is doing. The documentary is pretty short so give it a watch. Do you feel the documentary and her explanation brought anymore…

Creeped out by the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Lyrics

Lately I’ve noticed that “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is kind of like the “Blurred Lines” of Christmas songs.  It’s super catchy, but when you really listen to the lyrics, it’s kind of creepy.  First of all, it’s about a man trying to convince a woman to stay over.  She keeps saying no, but he won’t…

“Lily Allen’s Anti-Black Feminism”

I’m posting this in conversation with an earlier post, not because I necessarily find fault with it, but because I think the author here has a very interesting point to make about the potential limitations about Lily Allen’s expression. The end of Allen’s four-year hiatus is marked by a new single and matching video that meditates…

Beat It: Invisible Violence Against Women

Honest’s post “‘Let Them Be Cake’…Said Nobody Ever: Distinguishing Battery From Baking” immediately made me think of the song Beat It by Sean Kingston, Chris Brown, and Wiz Khalifa, and the thoughts I had when it first came out last spring. When I first heard this song, I heard it in passing somehow. I heard…