blurred lines robin thicke
Last week, I also sat trembling and speechless in my classroom at SMU where I teach on issues of youth, culture and crime. The whole campus is in crisis mode after videos of the rape chant surfaced online and received national media attention. In class yesterday, we had a discussion about Miley Cyrus. While my small town is in the middle of a shit storm of sexual violence and social distress, Miley's new video is breaking records. And this week, millions of YouTube and Vevo viewers told the Entertainment Industrial Complex that rape culture sells.
Many rad folks have been critiquing Robin Thicke and his shitty, smash hit "Blurred Lines." The ways in which it legitimizes sexual assault, degrades women and further upholds rape culture have been written about all over the place. And still the song has continued to top the charts and burrow into our ears. So I wanted to do something different.