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Katy Perry – E.T. Lyrics 7 years ago
Awesome! Just... awesome! :) That makes sooo much sense! Thank you!

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Katy Perry – E.T. Lyrics 7 years ago
First off, I like the song because it has a catchy beat that makes you want to dance. However, the song disturbs me because when I analyze this song I notice that its playing on the weak, submissive - very passive gender role that this society finds "sexy" for women. For instance: "You're so supersonic/Wanna feel your power/ Stun me with your laser" coupled with "Take me, t-t-take me/ Wanna be your victim" - these two stanzas - or verses - use hostile words to describe this dynamic they have. She's pleading to be "taken" and she wants to be victimized. This is not at all empowering to women. In fact it sets up a very narrow view of what makes a woman sexy. It's superficial, and ultimately it perpetuates a dangerous stereotype that it's okay to victimize women. I'm not saying this was intentional. I'm also not saying that the man she sings about is abusive. It's just interesting that in this society it's sexy when women follow the "subservient" dynamic in a relationship. But I know a lot of people love this song - I'm not trying to crap all over it - I like it too, the composure of the music and the premise of the song are wonderful... I just wish she would have sent a better subtextual message.

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