tbh i wanna talk about what james said bc it’s something i think about a lot
like obviously what he was talking about is a manifestation of misogyny but i also think it’s connected to male privilege and straight privilege bc straight people (specifically straight guys) don’t need to listen to powerful women to feel empowered bc society already tells them theyre empowered
so they’re more likely to dismiss those kinds of things and frivolous or vapid and maybe they are frivolous or vapid but when youre someone who belongs to an oppressed group sometimes frivolous/vapid things can really help distract you and make you feel less alone.
i think madonna especially because of the times in which she became famous is important. straight people constantly dismiss her body of work in favour of artists like the beatles or michael jackson because for a woman to be sexually empowered whilst also being an icon to the gay community basically makes her the ultimate example of frivolous/vapid in the straight male’s eyes.
somebody said i was “using the misogyny card to sound intelligent” can someone else deal with this i wanna masturbate
It’s not always gay people that like them, that’s a stereotype. it would be wrong of me to claim to speak on the behalf of gay men in context to your question. but as for me, i like female singers because i often feel empowered by them. i’m naturally drawn to strong women and i get inspired by them.
the thing is none of those artists are shitty at all. you’re just conditioned by a misogynistic society to believe that all music made primarily by women is bad. when in fact, female artists are often better than their male counterparts.