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September 19, 2013

Whose 'blurred lines'?

Rape victims put suggestive pop hit lyrics under scrutiny.
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'Blurred Lines'. Screenshot from YouTube.

Depending on who you ask, "Blurred Lines" is either the "song of the summer" or a "rape anthem". 

In a post called "From the Mouths of Rapists," author Sezin Koehler juxtaposed lyrics from the song with photos of rape victims holding signs with similar quotes from their attackers.
 
The women's poses struck a chord among the many parodies of the video, sparking discussion about the song's sexually aggressive content.
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