Have you heard the Number One most popular song in America?
I heard this song earlier in the week. When I first began to hear the words my mouth just dropped open. I knew that I would need to write something, because I was very confused.
I was originally going to do something sarcastic or clever, Friday Favorites, explicit lyrics edition. But as I sat here this morning, I just couldn’t be flip about this subject.
I believe in the First Amendment.
I don’t believe in censorship. Last Friday I did a post about things that I love that have been banned or challenged just to show how ludicrous censorship can be. On Sunday I posted a picture of one of my favorite works of art which had been censored.
I will defend the right for people to say what they want, including artists of all types.
Yet… my questions become:
Why was this song written?
Why is it so popular?
Last night when I was emailing a friend about this subject, I told them that I was going to put a warning on my post that it would contain explicit song lyrics. I was going to copy and paste the song lyrics.
But as I looked at the words this morning, I just couldn’t.
I could not bring myself to copy and paste a song that just boggles my mind.
The song literally and figuratively calls women whores.
Last year there was a Ban on “Baby it’s cold outside” because it’s demeaning to women and takes away their power.
Yet, now we find it is empowering to talk about how women act towards men so the men buy them expensive things, and refer to themselves as whores? In language that is so sexually explicit, there is only one way to interpret it?
Is the song supposed to be sarcastic? Is it supposed to make fun of men?
I’m no expert at interpreting words, but I just don’t see how any women can hear this song and scream from the rooftops “I am so proud to be a woman.”
Here’s the hard part of this post. I don’t want to force anyone to listen to this song. Yet, I want people to be aware of what’s being touted as the most popular song in America.
But if someone could please tell me why this song is so popular?
I was going to write what “WAP” stands for and I just can’t…
I never thought of myself as a prude, but as I can’t understand this song, maybe I am.