An integral sense comes
with belonging to a scene
supposedly absent of barriers
(when sexism is only
one of many).

Earnest words
calling for unity of the sexes
when she's still the chick, or stupid bitch
(ridiculed for showing an interest).

Hidden indifference
strikes an emotion reaction
when you see an animal being abused.

Yet un-noticed when a woman
is abused
in the same way.

The links of oppression
stem from the same degradation
but to one,
our eyes remain closed.

Actively abusing the rights of one
whilst fighting
for those of another.

The " scene " may hold a different name,
but the roleplays just the same.
Equal rights are fine,
as long as she's in her place.

Outrightly denouncing fascism,
whilst oblivious to it taking place,
is condemnation of standards,
all an act to save face.

Unity, a stark ambition
when our abuse
surpasses recognition.

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    General CommentTo me it seems about how people have always complained that hitting or abusing women is such a bad thing. For example, take the lines "when she's still the chick, or stupid bitch (ridiculed for showing an interest)...could be getting at the fact that somebody could be driven to hit someone if she really is a stupid bitch, yet nobody seems to care because they're too busy bitching about how wrong it was. Or the lines "hidden indifference strikes an emotion reactoin when you see an animal being abused, yet un-noticed when a woman is abused in the same way" people act that there is an indifference between us and animals so it is ok to mutilate them and hunt them for sport, yet when a woman is hit it is taken in a completely different thought. Just gotta say I love the song and happen to agree with it.
    PoopstickNinjaon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure the song is meant to be understood in the exact opposite way.
    It's about sexism and the way lots of men still don't respect women (the term 'missing link' refers to the backwardness of those people).
    The line about 'chick' and 'stupid chick' is written from the perspective of one of those macho types.

    The part about animals being abused is about the empathy some men feel for animals, while some women are treated just the same and they don't see that.

    Also, the line 'equal rights are fine, as long as she's in her place' is obviously sarcastic. I can't see how this can be interpreted in any other way.
    coggy_on March 30, 2005   Link

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