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Katy Perry boycott not the stuff of real feminists
BizPacReview.com ^ | April 1, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 04/01/2012 7:37:18 AM PDT by cap10mike

According to Dictionary.reference.com, “feminism” is defined as: 1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. 2. (sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.

Reading this, one can almost hear Helen Reddy singing out the strains of “I am woman, hear me roar.” Insofar as the concept of feminism is concerned, I can’t seriously believe that anyone, male or female, living in present-day America can argue with feminism’s goals. Equality and justice (together with life) are the cornerstones of our country’s founding; indeed, all our rights emanate from these principles. To say that feminism is a worthy goal is akin to saying that the sun rises each morning in the east. I’m beginning to believe, however, that there is a growing contingent of individuals who apparently face west each morning awaiting the sun’s arrival. Last week brought us a case in point.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: boycott; katyperry; musicvideo; naomiwolf
FEMINISTS WANTED: Strong, Intelligent Women Need Not Apply!
1 posted on 04/01/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike
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2 posted on 04/01/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: cap10mike; MagUSNRET

I know Katy Perry’s dad is a conservative and said once he wanted her to marry Tim Tebow.

Hoping that trickled down to her, keeping my mind open.

Oh, and FU Naomi Wolf.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 7:50:45 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I didn’t know that about her dad, but I’m sure it’s trickling down. As for the message to Naomi Wolf, I second that!!


4 posted on 04/01/2012 7:58:14 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

if Tebow is not interested, I’ll give her a call.


5 posted on 04/01/2012 7:58:52 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: keypro

Wowzer!! You photo just reminded me of something! Not only do feminists not care a whit for strength, character or intelligence, but feminists aren’t very .. well .. feminine!


6 posted on 04/01/2012 8:00:59 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

Feminists won the battle long ago, when society at large recognized their complaints and made appropriate adjustments. Women can do anything they want these days, from being stay at home moms to fighter pilots flying combat missions.

But feminists still aren’t happy. They’re still looking for grievances on which to blame their perpetual misery.

What better than a music video featuring a prettier woman with a weapon that goes full auto? (The only thing you ever saw Bella Abzug with was the broomstick on which she was riding.)

I don’t care who you are, that Katy Perry video is sexy!


7 posted on 04/01/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: cap10mike
thank God she dumped that loser/useless eater she was with...
8 posted on 04/01/2012 8:08:45 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: keypro
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9 posted on 04/01/2012 8:12:56 AM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: Tigerized

So what exactly is it that feminists nowadays want to see happen? When equal opportunity is the law of the land, and has been for decades?

And, what about the various minority groups? What exactly do they want nowadays? The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is almost 50 years old. Generations of black and other minorities have grown up with their equal legal rights under the law fully recognized.

What exactly is society supposed to do from here, once the appropriate laws and government regulations are in place to ensure equal treatment????


10 posted on 04/01/2012 8:27:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: keypro

Geez, she’s perfectly proportioned. I hate her. I really do. I mean REALLY.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 8:34:26 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: peggybac

That’s weird, I really like her. I mean REALLY. :)


12 posted on 04/01/2012 8:44:40 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: peggybac
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13 posted on 04/01/2012 9:00:16 AM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; cap10mike

Don’t you get it? This is a shakedown.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT by ngat
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To: cap10mike

Learn something new every day. I always though Helen Reddy’s song was about a severe gastrointestinal problem.


15 posted on 04/01/2012 9:07:34 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: cap10mike

I prefer Rush Limbaugh’s definition:

“Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.”


16 posted on 04/01/2012 9:08:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: cap10mike

It’s kind of funny that only 2 years ago (maybe 3?) everyone was up in arms over her because of her racy videos and subjects, like the controversial songs California Girls, I Kissed a Girl and quite a few conservative talk show hosts were warning the masses at large about this womans intentions to indoctrinate young girls with sex, sex and more sex. I vividly remember Michael Medved reading lyrics of California Girls and describing the visuals of the video where there was scantily clad females sucking on lollipops very suggestive sexual innuendos. Within a few months she was preparing an episode of the Muppets and then the backlash came and the boycotts were threatened and she backed down. Just wondering if people forgot who she was a few years ago and if they are ok with her past? Heck even O’Reilly had her as a “pinhead” during thius time period of that album and muppet caper. Not sure but I’m guessing he would call her a “patriot” now because of the new video.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:10:40 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: keypro


18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:12:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: EEGator; keypro

Women don’t like other women who are perfect, dontcha know? Can’t wait to see her when her metabolism changes or she has her first kid. I’m mean, I know it. :-)


19 posted on 04/01/2012 9:12:10 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: Blue Highway

Too many people have short memories.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 9:14:34 AM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: peggybac
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21 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: cap10mike

I am sorry, they are both wrong.

The video is stupid but not for the reasons Wolff claims.

It’s cheap pretend feminism. You don’t have to join the marines to be strong, resourceful and competent woman ... and especially to prove some kind of personal empowerment after a breakup.

It is also an insult to women (and men) who REALLY ARE members of our armed forces, not some dumb singer/actress making a play for further celebrity.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:31 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: wastedyears

Not convinced it is short memories. No one forgets about Jane Fonda or Hanoi Jane. No one forgets what really happened in Chappaquiddick. I think because Katy Perry is attractive people will give her a pass in the light that she did the one video portraying her as pro military.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 9:20:25 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

She’s done a little more than that.

“American pop star Katy Perry has been verbally attacked by pro-Palestinian supporters after sending a tweet on Monday asking her followers to pray for Israel in light of the recent escalation in the south, The Blaze website reported.

“My prayers are for you guys tonight, Shalom!!! Please pray with us,” Perry wrote.”


24 posted on 04/01/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Blue Highway

Well when you’re taking about someone like that, who’s been doing something like that for so long, it’s impossible to forget their actions.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 9:27:18 AM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: peggybac

Does that make you a 99%er? You don’t really HATE her, you ENVY her for her perfect proportions.


26 posted on 04/01/2012 9:43:39 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Blue Highway
It’s kind of funny that only 2 years ago (maybe 3?) everyone was up in arms over her because of her racy videos and subjects, like the controversial songs California Girls, I Kissed a Girl and quite a few conservative talk show hosts were warning the masses at large about this womans intentions to indoctrinate young girls with sex, sex and more sex.

You have to realize how fast people get thrown under the bus, yet how easily they can jump out from under it and be loved again. Unfortunately, this pattern is true for both conservatives and liberals. Do something to piss off forum group think, and you're despised. A few hours/days/weeks later do something the group think approves of, and your an icon to be revered.

My understanding is that Katy Perry was a church singer who started her career performing Christian music. She is a talented singer and realized regular pop/secular music could get her far more fame and money than doing the religious stuff. For years conservative music critics hated this woman for her "betrayal of Christian values" and for songs like "I Kissed A Girl". Suddenly she releases something that pisses off the anti war feminist types and there is every chance the same people that detested her a few months ago will suddenly find a soft spot in their heart for her - purely due to the political "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" angle.

We see the same thing with conservatives like Rubio, Ryan, etc, endorsing Romney. Hated and thrown under the bus this week, but almost certainly to be loved again in a few weeks/months. It really is almost comical.

27 posted on 04/01/2012 9:47:08 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: reg45

Oh, absolutely. I’m jealous as hell.


28 posted on 04/01/2012 9:49:26 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: keypro

OMG that is sooooooo funny!


29 posted on 04/01/2012 9:50:29 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: Longbow1969

It is comical, absurd and people who do this are sort of flip floppers instead of sticking to their guns and not following popular public opinion. Rubio kind of killed it for me and is dead to me now. I will never support someone that supports a RINO like Romeny.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
It is comical, absurd and people who do this are sort of flip floppers instead of sticking to their guns and not following popular public opinion. Rubio kind of killed it for me and is dead to me now. I will never support someone that supports a RINO like Romeny.

They are ALL going to support and campaign for Romney. Ron Paul might be the exception, but the rest will - and that includes Gingrich, Santorum, Palin, Cain, Perry, etc. ALL of them are going to support him in this campaign. Are you really going to write them all off? I really doubt it.

31 posted on 04/01/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Blue Highway; cap10mike

It’s kind of funny that only 2 years ago (maybe 3?) everyone was up in arms over her because of her racy videos and subjects, like the controversial songs California Girls, I Kissed a Girl and quite a few conservative talk show hosts were warning the masses at large about this womans intentions to indoctrinate young girls with sex, sex and more sex.


Ms Perry hangs out with Snoop Dog. In spite of her “cuteness,” would anyone here really want to have Snoop Dog’s “left overs?”


32 posted on 04/01/2012 10:13:03 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Who doesn’t Snoop Dogg hang around with nowadays....he’s the Gangsta Rapper White America loves.


33 posted on 04/01/2012 10:15:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Tigerized

You’re right - the feminist’s battle was won long ago, just like the battle for racial equality. Nonetheless, they always seem to have to find a vent for their frustrations, just like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on the race side.

Yiu also said a mouthful when you said the video is sexy - totally hot!


34 posted on 04/01/2012 10:24:22 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: cap10mike

I can’t understand why women want to be “equal” to us guys- do they really want to be dragged down to our level?

;^)


35 posted on 04/01/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Longbow1969

If they stated they werre only supporting him to beat Obama I’d be ok with that. For them to posture and make it seem like Romeny is the berst guy for the job as president makes me sick. If they are pretending to like him in the court of public opinion, I say they need to stop playing these political games and realize our country is at stake and we do not have much time. Do any of even the so called conservative Republicans have the conservative American’s needs or best interests as their top priority?


36 posted on 04/01/2012 11:03:44 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
If they stated they werre only supporting him to beat Obama I’d be ok with that.

I think it is kinda obvious that is what they are doing. They can't say, "hey this Romney guy really sucks and it's a real shame he is a our nominee, but vote for him anyway because at least he is better than Obama". An endorsement like that would obviously hurt more than it helps. Romney is going to be the nominee, there is just no way around that now. All the endorsements at this point are just politicians getting on board and hoping to beat Hussein in the fall.

37 posted on 04/01/2012 11:28:49 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Blue Highway

Not convinced it is short memories. No one forgets about Jane Fonda or Hanoi Jane. No one forgets what really happened in Chappaquiddick. I think because Katy Perry is attractive people will give her a pass in the light that she did the one video portraying her as pro military.


Katy hasn’t trashed the US and/or our Armed Forces. Nor did she leave someone to die.

Her “art” may lead some kids astray, but most of the harm from her behavior will fall on her in the long run.


38 posted on 04/01/2012 11:33:48 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: dfwgator

Considering how Snoop Dog frequents strip clubs and prostitutes, and he has spent a lot of time partying with Katy Perry, if you had a shot at Katy Perry would you really want to go there?


39 posted on 04/01/2012 11:34:09 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I don’t know how often she partied with Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg makes a lot of cameo appearances on other people’s songs.....sometimes it’s the decision of the producer, and not the artist.


40 posted on 04/01/2012 11:35:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Longbow1969

Only problem is this is exactly the same problem in 2008 when McCain was the guy. We held our noses and had hopes of Palin’s influence and we see where that got us. Countless cries of FReepers saying we will not get fooled again with another McCain, and this is actually worse with Romeny.


41 posted on 04/01/2012 11:38:18 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: cap10mike

It’s a great video! It’s entertaining and the message is good.

Wolfe proves once again that tolerance on the left is limited to what the left tolerates, no more.


42 posted on 04/01/2012 11:54:40 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: Blue Highway
Only problem is this is exactly the same problem in 2008 when McCain was the guy. We held our noses and had hopes of Palin’s influence and we see where that got us. Countless cries of FReepers saying we will not get fooled again with another McCain, and this is actually worse with Romeny.

Yup, unfortunately this is true. Sadly, in a two party system that doesn't allow for coalition building you will almost always end up having a choice between the lesser of two evils. It isn't as if Ike, Nixon, Bush Sr, GW Bush, etc, were paragons of conservatism. You can scream, wail, cry, etc, all you want and it won't change much. Our opportunity to change things is in political party primaries and conservatives did not put up a candidate capable of defeating the establishment's hug-the-center choice. This will play out pretty much every cycle if conservatives fail to put a strong contender in the field. Pretty much every non-Romney led the polls at one point this primary season, but none could stand up to scrutiny and ended up imploding. Santorum is simply the last non-Romney standing because he was so much of an afterthought early on that no one bothered attacking him. Under the spotlight Rick has wilted just like the rest. The last time we had a really good conservative candidate was Reagan, and he may be the only one many of us ever get to vote for in our lifetimes.

43 posted on 04/01/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He dad a conservative? Well, that’s cool!

I heard the song before I saw the video, and I *love the video. Naomi’s got it all wrong. She portrays strength, determination, grit ... everything it takes to be a servicemember, particularly a Marine.

What would Naomi prefer, that she go all emo and start cutting herself in her basement? Please.

By the way, I saw a documentary of her career to this point on Bio channel, and let me tell you, this young lady worked her BUTT off to make it. She got contracts, lost them, got gigs, lost them, and never gave up. Good for her.


44 posted on 04/01/2012 8:27:51 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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