Lily Allen just released the feminist anthem of the year, with accompanying satirical video to boot! [Jezebel]
Though there are some important discussions that need to be had around the racism and objectification of the video. Is accessorising with scantily clad black women in the name of parody still using black culture as a commodity? [Birdee]
Most critiques of the song and video point to yes, just one reason being that it perpetuates the racism of white artists critiquing hip hop and rap music. I would’ve loved to see a black artist come out with this song and video, as it can be interpreted as Allen condemning black music culture without checking her privilege. I also think the themes of the video get a bit muddled: what genre is she trying to critique (“Blurred Lines”, Miley’s rachetism, the rap game…?) or is it the music industry in general? [The Trillest Villain]
Lily’s not the first female pop star to attempt to satirise the genre. [ThinkProgress]
Let’s all move to Iceland! [Daily Life]
Lip Mag‘s following in the footsteps of Rookie and Jezebel and releasing their own yearbook. Get 25% off when you preorder.
“The Problem with Sweden’s Feminist Film Rating.” [Daily Life]
The misogyny of the left. [New Statesman]