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They Want Us To Make A Symphony Out Of The Sound Of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues song meanings
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    General CommentI think you're all wrong. "What are young women pushing up against? they would seem to have a whole list of options to choose from; a set of ways to construct their own identity..." there's no need to answer the question, cuz the question answers itself. Its so obviously misogynist -- the idea that women need a list of things to choose from to construct their own identity -- that no further comment is necessary.

    Except one more thing it isn't just insulting to think that women need a list, the whole idea of constructing your identity in such a way is totally twisted. If you subscribe to it, than you have to accept that you are not a free agent, that you're just a sort of consumer, consuming one of these available "counter-culture" identities.

    But the thing is this guy and many of you are so infected by the ideology of this culture that he cannot imagine that feminists are anything but content. And even if he understands that they aren't he still can't figure out y.

    Its almost like I went to a free speech demonstration in some oppressed country and was like, "Come on y'all, you can be so many things, a veritable smorgasbord of options, from lazy complacency, to dismal complacency, even cynical complacency!"
    HimpthePimpon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha. a year later.. im sorry himp. what you wrote does not make any sense. identity is what most feminists strive for. its not about being male or female, it's about being a person with their very own identity, and to be accepted by everyone for just that. the question itself is a question you could ask anyone: black, white, male, female, islamic, christian; whatever. The woman stumbles over the answer because it is obviously a loaded question, he isn't asking her what she thinks about herself, they are askking her to speak for everybody. i think a lot of feminists believe they are speaking for everybody when they say something that holds true to themselves. i mean god bless them for it (i don't believe in god but the figure of speech holds true) because even you and i are assuming we are saying what everyone else wants to say. None of us are nearly as brilliant as we try to make others think we are. i think this song is saying be brilliant to yourself, and fuck the record company when they ask you to make a song like this
    Sadexon July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love how this. It's definitely more audio art than music but, still.
    precipitateon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe video is awesome. Clapclapclap
    waltzon April 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm always a little confused about this song.
    Does it mean that women cannot articulate the problems they face in this day and age?
    HeavensToBetsyon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'd hardly call this instrumental.
    Xav-Rahmiron September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's sarcasm. From the title (and admittedly from stuff I've read goodness knows where, so no cites sorry) I get that it's denouncing people who think that feminism isn't valid just because women don't all think with one big hive-mind. Of course she doesn't know the one final answer to that rather sweeping question; she's not going to presume to speak for every young feminist. The anti-feminists will be all over the "sound of her swallowing her own tongue", ostensibly because she doesn't answer the question straight away so her ideology "fails" according to them, and there's also an underlying current of misogynist sadism that wouldn't mind her literally choking.
    Maggie Sausageon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhile she makes an incredibly strong argument, i disagree with maggie. i dont think that this is merely a song to point out that this one girl couldn't answer because she didn't want to speak for all women. rather, i could see the reason she cannot answer is that she is swallowing her own tongue because she doesnt know what to say, poking fun that she isnt prepared like an ideal, educated female would be
    Sadexon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthaha. a year later.. im sorry himp. what you wrote does not make any sense. identity is what most feminists strive for. its not about being male or female, it's about being a person with their very own identity, and to be accepted by everyone for just that. the question itself is a question you could ask anyone: black, white, male, female, islamic, christian; whatever. The woman stumbles over the answer because it is obviously a loaded question, he isn't asking her what she thinks about herself, they are askking her to speak for everybody. i think a lot of feminists believe they are speaking for everybody when they say something that holds true to themselves. i mean god bless them for it (i don't believe in god but the figure of speech holds true) because even you and i are assuming we are saying what everyone else wants to say. None of us are nearly as brilliant as we try to make others think we are. i think this song is saying be brilliant to yourself, and fuck the record company when they ask you to make a song like this
    Sadexon July 25, 2009   Link

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