So, here's the thing. Usually I ignore misogyny in song lyrics because, a) it's so prevalent and b) a lot of the music I listen to I don't take all that seriously as a method of actually conveying ideas. If I don't like a song's message, I ignore it and concentrate on the beat and melody, or I change the radio station.that being said, however, there's a song I've been hearing on the radio lately that makes me angrier every time I hear it.
This makes me so angry that you'll have to give me a minute to compose myself, so that I can explain why. Let's start here:
The hunted became the huntress
The hunter became the prey
The use of teh word 'huntress' here irks me, because hunter is a gender neutral term. A woman can be a hunter, there is nothing in the word that specifies it as male. Using the term huntress seems, at best, tongue in cheek, and at worst, diminutive. Oh, look! The widdle girlie is gonna hunt!
But that is a minor irritation, especially when compared to this next part.
She, with all her female guile%$&*#@!!!
Led him helpless down the aisle
She had finally made a conquest
This idea that men are tricked into marriage is absolutely disgusting, cliché, misogynistic tripe. Apparently somehow we women, with our cunning vaginas, brainwash innocent, helpless men into marrying us so that we can brag to our girlfriends about how we finally 'bagged one'. After all, it's just fact that all women have no dreams and desires except to dig her claws into a man and get him to support her while she pops out his children.
Honestly, are we supposed to believe that in a society where men have all but monopolized the power that they are being forced into this legal union against their will, somehow being pussy-blackmailed into getting down on one knee and asking a woman to consent to be his wife? I mean, come ON!