brasca wrote:People like Leah should lighten up, but I think the song is an example of what she hates about people who think it's naughty to kiss girls and act like they are so daring for doing so.
I think that's what bugs me about a lot of mentionings and portrayals of same sex relations. Don't get me wrong, now, "naughty" is great, but I'm tired of the notion that same-sex interaction of any kind is automatically
so. (Like when people view a peck on the lips between two women or two men as "adult" while the same gesture between a man and a woman is PG rated.)
And at the same time, I can understand if, in one person's world, it is daring. Narrow reference frames and social circles can cause them to really feel that way. And I know I've superficially brushed things off because they would have been too charged to even "touch" otherwise. (Always been very sensitive.)
I'd also like to say for the 1995 song (which I never heard before, thanks to whoever posted that link) that it looks like it's set in older times, and it wasn't always possible to say to your guy "Sorry, I'm in love with my best lady friend" because you could get arrested and /or lobotimized for that. Not saying that makes cheating a good thing, but context does a lot.
Zanosuke Kurosaki wrote:while it's great that we're finally, as a society, moving around to a point where people can hear a song about a girl admitting to having enjoyed kissing another girl, why must it be that song that causes me to wish to pound my head into the wall repeatedly??? Sexual identity is not something to be taken so lightly the way the song is doing, argle-bargle *commence foaming and being dragged away by lab-coat types* " Mild inconvenience to Katy Perry!*
Baby steps, I hope. The more harmless something seems, the easier it is to make people accept it. That said
, I don't care much for the song since 1. it frames the girl/girl kiss as shock/kink material and 2. it reminds me of all the people who talk as though (heterosexual) love is the biggest thing in life, but anything-non-heterosexual is side notes and games. Something that may not be harmful but can't possibly
compare to a heterosexual relationship.
That said, I giggle with blaster Lisa too and agree with Brasca
above; Leah really needs to lighten up.
(Thank you for sticking to "mild inconvenience". It gets me down when anyone wishes serious harm on anyone. But sometimes I do wish a bucket of cold water on some people. ;p)