The Oscars and the Misognyist Song

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Seth MacFarlane singing a song at the Oscars about ‘we’ve seen your boobs’… What the actual?  Whoever in their right mind thought this was a good idea? This is the sort of thing you would expect to hear in a junior school playground and for it to be stamped out immediately, and hard.

But it’s not just juvenile it’s extreme in its women-hating, even by Hollywood standards. An industry that almost forces women to get their ‘tits out for the lads’ in order to remain in the competition, and then mocks them for it. There are male nude scenes, surely? Will we be having a song about them? No, I thought not. It gives the lie to all the excuses given for female nude or semi-nude scenes, that is for Artistic Integrity or Realism, when we all know the real reason is sexual.

The look of horror on the women’s faces showed that even Hollywood, with all they knew about it, had descended to a new low. It is horrifying that in 2013 this sort of misognynist crap is still seen as being acceptable, where women are judged soley on their looks and sexual appeal, exploited for it, then mocked by the very people who have got rich from it.

I am reminded of the Shakespeare quote: “Beware my Lord of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster, which does mock the meat it feeds on”.

Shame on you Hollywood. And shame on everyone who laughed.

 

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