September 4, 2013 by gabnormal
Some of Auckland University’s law students put together a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (a track that sounds strangely reminiscent of a certain tune by late Motown singer Marvin Gaye) which uses genderswapping and a change of lyrics to support the feminist cause.
The video takes the concept of Thicke’s original video and simply puts men in the place of women’s roles. Consequently all the internet has freaked out, using terms like “feminazi” to support their arguments. It’s amazing how a simple swap can cause such a stir, especially because according to a certain part of the population, we as a society have reached complete equality. Just check out some of the comments on this article from an Australian news source and you’ll get the idea.
Created as part of a revue show where 40 other skits were performed, the law students put the video up on YouTube where it was briefly removed on Monday, but is now back up until YouTube decides that a discussion on gender roles is too racy for the internet.
Essentially, YouTube proved that it’s scared of women having control over their own sexuality, and of women’s ability to challenge male privilege through an awesome video like this one. The online video site also proved that it’s no stranger to dishing out double standards, as Robin Thicke’s video has never faced the possibility of removal while three women are shown topless, while two of them are in nude-colored thongs to create the illusion of complete nudity.
Category: Feminism, Music
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