“Chains & Whips Excite Me…”—The Underlying Message in Music Videos.

 

From L’s comment on “Deconstructing 2011’s Girl Anthems” by Emma Plant on Girl with a Satchel:

“…It’s scary to think that very few people are thinking critically about what song lyrics really say, or how the video can change a meaning of a song. Look at Rihanna tied to the bed in that Eminem video with him singing out lighting the house on fire to watch her burn… this from a young woman who was previously in an abusive relationship.
What is the music we listen to really saying about us and how is it shaping our opinions and values?”

Related: Rihanna’s “S&M”: Is It Really So Much Worse Than Her Other Stuff?

Elsewhere: [Girl with a Satchel] Deconstructing 2011’s Girl Anthems.

Images via YouTube.

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