Well behaved women rarely make historyPosted: March 6, 2016 Filed under: FEMINISM | Tags: Aretha Franklin - Respect  (Original Version), burlesque, feisty women, feminism, feminist anthems, feminist consipracy, International Women's Day, Katherine Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn quotes, radical feminists Leave a comment
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun,” said Katherine Hepburn.
This week I watched a pretty young gal take her clothes off on stage accompanied by a piece of ‘edgy’ music. She had great boobs and a tight little tush but since when did stripping, also called burlesque, become something to challenge society? It is not a subversive act to dress provocatively unless you have a brain and an opinion that matches your wardrobe. Call me old fashioned but I don’t believe that getting your tits out is an act of radical feminism, unless it’s coupled with the will to crush the patriarchy. We’re ravaging the environment in the name of money, women are dying from DV at the hands of their male partners and females still earn much less than their male counterparts; the male-power dominated world needs to change radically. I don’t see how a bit of T & A is going to change that. Please challenge me on this, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
They don’t make ’em like they used to round twoPosted: October 5, 2015 Filed under: FEMINISM | Tags: Charlene - I've Never Been To Me, dodgy song lyrics from the 70s and 80s, everyday sexist remarks, feminism, feminist anthems, feminist song writers, feminist songs, misogynist rap lyrics, Paul McCartney lyrics, sexist song lyrics, songwriters, Usher 1 Comment
Glamorous staying home mother duties with my kidlets means I’ve found more delightful feminist lyrics from modern music while trawling through the dark tunnels of the interwebs late at night:
You’re a discontented mother and a regimented wife
This song is addressed to a desperate mother who would like to trade her boring existence for the jet-setting hedonistic lifestyle the song’s narrator has led. Even though she has, “been to paradise,” she’s ultimately failed to find self-fulfillment, “I’ve never been to me.”
Because of course being a wife and mother is the only way a woman can be complete.
Paul McCartney wrote a lovely song about murder with a hammer, which John Lennon described as “more of Paul’s granny music.”
But when she turns her back on the boy
He creeps up from behind
Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer
Came down upon her head
Do do do do do
Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead
And it’s not just songs from the Paleolithic era that have life-affirming lyrics
Usher wrote a lovely song called I Don’t Mind
I’m just tryna cut her up, tryna bust a nut
Tryna take somebody bitch, turn her to a slut
Tryna fill my cup, tryna live it up
Throw some hundreds on that ass, walk her out the club
And also this delightful tune Ayo from the Australian visa-denied girlfriend basher himself Chris Brown
I’mma take her ass down when she bring her friend around
Fuck ‘em both like ayo
I’m a bougie ass nigga left the roof at home
We popping like ayo, ayo, ayo
But don’t be acting like I need you
Who is up for a feminist sing along?
Tonight’s the nightPosted: September 24, 2014 Filed under: COMEDY | Tags: 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival shows, feminist anthems, Fringe Comedy Festival Sydney 2014, funny ladies, Looking For Mike Brady Lou Pollard comedy shows, second solo show, single mother comedians, single mother comedy, stand up comedy show, Sydney female comics, Sydney Fringe Festival, Tammy Wynette-I Don't Wanna Play House 2 Comments
My second solo stand up comedy show Looking For Mike Brady starts tonight at 9.30pm at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville for Fringe Comedy Festival and the Sydney Fringe. Come along and see me act like a goose on stage.
You can book at sydneyfringe.com