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Hush, Hush, Voices Carry

I stumbled upon this feminist entertainment blog the other day. I've never much gotten along with anyone who was so strongly aligned with a cause they labeled themselves after it-- mostly because those people seem to want find issues in things. The blog in question certainly has it's moments of this, but it also has some wildly fascinating articles.

One of the articles I read mentioned, almost in passing, that the love interest in 'Till Tuesday's song, Voices Carry, changed gender. Which, really, drastically changes the tone of the song. In the video the man is portrayed as abusive and controlling. If you listen to the song on it's own, it sounds like he's married and she's his mistress. But if you listen and change the gender, Aimee Mann is suddenly signing about dating a woman who's still in the closet.

Apparently, in the eighties, boys in make-up were a-okay, Freddie Mercury could sing about giving HIV to another man, and Mick Jagger and David Bowie can all but kiss on screen, but girls can't sing about being with a girl?. WTF?

The article is here.

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