Blurred Lines and rape references

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Thoughts about Blurred Lines and this article?
    I love the song and don't care what it's about : (30 votes)
    28 %
    I love the song but the messages kind of skeeve me out : (9 votes)
    8 %
    I hate the song : (18 votes)
    17 %
    I think people are overly sensitive : (52 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t have a problem with the song at all and do not think it’s about rape.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    @Baimee:  I think the phrase “you know you want it” is what is being said as “rapey”

    I haven’t read the article yet 

    Post # 5
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    1749 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Chrysoberyl:  I’ve heard that too, but I still don’t see it. Especially in the context of the song.

    Post # 7
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    1304 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

     I like the song and don’t think it’s a rape reference.

    Post # 8
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    998 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Nah, i think people love an excuse to find fault with things and have moan.

    A feminist gets her boobs out and says it’s empowering yet a woman gets her boobs out in a video featuring men and it’s obscene.

    And i think the song has a strong sexual content but i don’t think it’s rapey after all he says “some other guy tried to tame you but your an animal baby it’s in your nature” i think that implies a the woman is a bit of a strong wild and naughty lady.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I never even thought this song had any meaning like that. I love the song!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    wow that was a really stupid video. i guess since mtv doesn’t play videos anymore, artists aren’t trying very hard to make interesting ones. anyways, i don’t think it was a rape reference.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m very sensitive to rapey messages and I don’t think that rape is what they were suggesting… it sounds like the song is talking more of a situation where the girl actually does want to have sex with him, but is being deliberately coy-flirty, which is VERY different from not consenting…

    Also can I say I find the hashtag thing reeeeally obnoxious? Song is kinda cool though.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Bebealways: Exactly. I’m super sensitive to rape references and I absolutely don’t think that’s what’s happening here. I hadn’t even heard the song until I saw an article about this issue, and STILL didn’t think it was rape-y. But the hashtag thing is ridic. 

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That being said I am noticing a cultural shift lately. Lots if rape jokes and references. it’s not being portrayed lately as unacceptable and horrible.  I’m noticing a lot more people being accepting to jokes about it, it being portrayed on tv in an almost mainstream … I’m not a fan if that at all. 

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Do I think the song is about rape? No.

    Do I think the song could be interpreted as condoning rape? Yes.

    Context changes depending on the individuals and the situation. Popular culture needs to be a bit more cognizant of that.  

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