Don’t Call it a Comeback: Misogyny in Modern America

"Misogyny" courtesy of nessie666.deviantart,com

“Misogyny” courtesy of nessie666.deviantart,com

I started this post with the intention of posing a definition of misogyny, providing a couple examples, and wrapping it up. But, when I went onto UrbanDictionary.com to look up the definition for misogyny, the first thing that popped up was “Vampire Ass: an ass so juicy you just can help but sink your teeth into it.” Nevermind the two blatant misusages of grammar, this is a perfect example of how misogyny has infiltrated our every day thinking.

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Thicke vs. Gaye vs. Thicke – Got to Give it Up

Robin Thicke performing at the MTV Video Awards in 2013 on the right and Marvin Gaye, in Amsterdam, in 1976. Image courtesy of the NYdailynews.com

Robin Thicke performing at the MTV Video Awards in 2013 on the right and Marvin Gaye, in Amsterdam, in 1976. Image courtesy of the NYdailynews.com

Can you hear the similarity?  Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and Clifford “T.I.” Harris are under fire, because their song “Blurred Lines” could illegally infringe on Marvin Gaye’s classic, “Got to Give it Up.”  Gaye’s family and estate have decided to say enough is enough after the conversation over how much Gaye’s music has influenced the music industry’s current soulful icon, Robin Thicke. (more…)

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