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Old 10-01-2010, 23:17
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Little Baby Nothing - feminist anthem?

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Old 11-01-2010, 13:44
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I suppose so, but I don't think it matches the 1990s feminist way of thinking or the debate in general. (what I mean is I don't think it set out to be a 'feminist' anthem).

One of their best songs though.
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Old 11-01-2010, 13:46
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Written by a man? Really?
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Old 11-01-2010, 13:50
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Written by a man? Really?
Why not?
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Old 11-01-2010, 13:55
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Why not?
Seems rather ironic.
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Old 11-01-2010, 13:58
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Seems rather ironic.
I don't see a problem with it. You don't have to be white to be racist, you don't have to be poor to be a socialist, you don't have to be a woman to be a feminist.
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Old 11-01-2010, 14:08
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Although you do have to be a woman to have a clitoris.
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Old 11-01-2010, 14:18
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I don't see a problem with it. You don't have to be white to be racist, you don't have to be poor to be a socialist, you don't have to be a woman to be a feminist.
Ok. There is no irony whatsoever in a feminist anthem written by a man.
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Old 11-01-2010, 13:56
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It's dated badly in my opinion and comes across as "Hey ladies we know what you are going through and feel your pain"!
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Old 11-01-2010, 14:15
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I prefer not to think about it...

The legs spread picture from the Roses In The Hospital cd still gives me nightmares. Just been lookin for it on google... Why.
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Old 11-01-2010, 14:19
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Old 11-01-2010, 14:25
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Ah, for fuck's sake...
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Old 11-01-2010, 16:08
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Not so much a feminist anthem as what four sheltered boys from the Valleys imagine a feminist anthem to be.
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Old 11-01-2010, 20:09
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Not so much a feminist anthem as what four sheltered boys from the Valleys imagine a feminist anthem to be.
Haha! That's probably the fairest way to look at it.

I've answered this question before here and my answer is still very much a no. Just because it paints a group of women as victims while slagging off men, doesn't make it a "feminist anthem".

In addition to being patronizing as hell, it's also a very one dimensional view of a particular experience or experiences.
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Old 11-01-2010, 20:53
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Ah, for fuck's sake...
Yeah, man, it was also hugely ironic that Joanna Lumley campaigned on behalf of the Gurkhas, cos.. she wasn't a Gurkha. IRONY OVERLOAD!!!
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