Karmin--Broken Hearted This song is always stuck in my head, and it drives me crazy...as does the thing on top of the girl's head.
Oh dear. Maybe you could try DVNO
by Justice. Or maybe Keep Crawling
, the Bonnie Pink song that I had mentioned last month, but had not found a link for at the time.
Speaking of Bonnie Pink, this might be a few years old, but it was only a few weeks ago that Ring a Bell
by Bonnie Pink was officially put on youtube. It is the English language version of this song
. It has brief and not very detailed animated nudity if you are worried about that kind of thing.
From what I gather, Ms. Wolf is criticizing the message that this pro-military video is sending - that the way for a woman to find empowerment and independence is to adopt a patriarchal mentality by joining the hyper-violent environment that is the Marines.
That may have been what she meant, but that is not what she typed up. What she posted, and what made the news, is what you quoted. That is not most of what she said. That is
what she said. Nothing more. She may have said something about female empowerment and patriarchy elsewhere, but not there. It is not as if this was a tweet; she could have said more and I may have agreed with most of her points. Instead, she went shorthand with her critique and it came across to me as both sloppy in its content and peculiar in its choice for a target. There is all sorts of context that she may think that she is getting across, but is not. We can only infer; either we take her exact words literally, put words in her mouth, or we fill in the gaps with our knowledge of what she has said in the past about the military, female empowerment, violence in the media, and the patriarchy. I hope that she does not assume that most people would do the latter than either of the others because I am quite doubtful that that would happen.
What she said in that post was that the video was pro-Marines propaganda. And this is bad because...violence. She said nothing about the patriarchy there. She said nothing about how state sponsored violence
is different from the violence by pimps or other types of outlaws. She said nothing about gender issues and treatment of women in the American armed forces. She said nothing about American foreign policy and the consequences of either current wars or war in general. She said nothing about the target audience of Katy Perry or the image of Katy Perry. She said nothing about Katy Perry trying to use the imagery of sexual girly girls and alcohol and a Snoop Dogg (who glorifies violence?) to promote the economically struggling state of California.