Grow a Pear

practicalunbreakablehearts:

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theriotmag:

So I know pop music is largely full of crap, Katy Perry has clueless homophobic lyrics & transphobic tweets, and Lady Gaga’s GLBT support has been problematic to say the least. But neither prepared me for Ke$ha singing Grow a Pear which I heard in a cafe today. I mean WHAT IN THE FUCK.
http://www.directlyrics.com/kesha-grow-a-pear-lyrics.html

Yeah I really dislike this. A lot. I’m surprised you hadn’t heard of it before today.

I hope you guys realize that this is about a guy being a pussy not having one, it’s not a song against dating someone trans or anything unless you want to take it that way. If you take it that way then yes of course it will be offensive.

I know you’re all about using offensive words/phrases in a creative and non-offensive way, but still this is shitty. I know it’s not about actually dating a trans* person, but even if you don’t look at how the lyrics could offend a trans* person, the song is also incredibly misogynistic. By saying that this guy is whiny and annoying because he “has a vag” and needs to “grow a pair,” Kesha is saying that he’s acting like a woman, and because of that is inferior.

I see where you’re coming from, though, because no, the song is not about dating a man who physically has a vagina. However, because the song makes slights about trans* people (I mean seriously, “I just can’t date a guy with a vag?”) and is misogynistic in general, that’s what makes it so offensive and stupid.

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  1. nothingspecial666 reblogged this from theriotmag
  2. alles-war-schoen reblogged this from practicalunbreakablehearts and added:
    I know you’re all about using offensive words/phrases in a creative and non-offensive way, but still this is shitty. I...
  3. fuckyeahwoolsocks reblogged this from theriotmag and added:
    absolutely disgusting. unacceptable. hate lyrics.
  4. tira-angevox reblogged this from fatcorgis and added:
    ^ I agree with the previous reblogger, givemesomefuckingwaffles. It would imply that someone having a vag makes them...
  5. fatcorgis reblogged this from practicalunbreakablehearts and added:
    Yeah, but it implies that having a vag makes you less of a man.
  6. practicalunbreakablehearts reblogged this from alles-war-schoen and added:
    I hope you guys realize that this is about a guy being a pussy not having one, it’s not a song against dating someone...
  7. mcpinkman reblogged this from 2dollars70cents and added:
    KESHA I HAVE GROWN TO LIKE YOU I DEFENDED YOUR SHITTY AUTOTUNE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE A NICE VOICE DEEP DOWN WHY YOU HAVE TO...
  8. lioncalledparsley reblogged this from tira-angevox and added:
    No Ke$ha, stop that. Bad Ke$ha.
  9. jackiesjunkie reblogged this from 2dollars70cents
  10. marleymagaziner reblogged this from theriotmag and added:
    nevermind her failure re: homophones. head meet desk. someone make a homophone-homophobe joke…I can’t think of one.
  11. 2dollars70cents reblogged this from theriotmag and added:
    Wow, that’s ridiculously offensive. “You’re acting like the chick…One day you asked if we can just talkin / That’s the...
  12. mimigurrl reblogged this from theriotmag
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