Sunday, 23 June 2013

Walks Like Rihanna

This song has been playing on Capital FM (the awful radio station that I am forced to listen to in Photography, would it kill Miss to put Grimmy on in a morning?) for a while now and whenever I hear it it makes me incredibly angry.

"She can't sing, she can't dance, but who cares? She walks like Rihanna"

What kind of message is this sending out to girls, especially the young audience that bands like The Wanted and One Direction appeal to? They're basically saying that a girl can get by having no talent or skills, all she needs is to look good. It's also not sending out a great message to boys either: if a girl is fit, that's enough.

Society judges everyone on their appearance, and I'm sure that none of our are exempt from judging someone or being judged ourselves based on looks alone... but when songs like this are practically encouraging the idea that looks are all that counts, what hope do us mere mortals have? Maybe that seems hypocritical coming from the writer of a fashion blog, but I am a big believer in the fact that beauty must have substance, and in the words of John Green

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I realise that this may seem a bit over the top and like I'm reading far too much into it and maybe it is just another dumb pop song... but music has a big impact on a lot of people's lives and who is to say that this is any different?

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