Too serious? Never!

August 12, 2014 Leave a comment

In my early days many of my friends called me too serious because of comments I would make about the racism and sexism in a Disney film or the rampant misogyny and conspicuous consumption in popular music. My kids still think so. But having come to see systems of oppression, it’s hard for me to “un-see” them when I turn to entertainment. Spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti puts out a powerful message. Much better to listen to the whole thing, but check out the refrain to whet your appetite!


“Can we turn up the volume but turn down the noise
Stop polluting the minds of our men and our boys
With all of the rude misogyny and bland homogeny
Of rhymes and beats so crude and obsolete
‘Cuz our ears are bleeding from all these cowards
The time is ours
We are ready to devour
Lyrics that make us feel empowered”

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