Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Analysis

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In modern music, women are often portrayed as sexual objects and are the targets of rape culture, and this has become a regular occurrence, leaving people to not see the wrong in it anymore. The song I have chosen to analyze, Blurred Lines, by Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams was released in 2013. It talks about a woman who has been “domesticated” by her partner and behaves like a stereotypical “good girl”, while Thicke is saying that there is nothing wrong with exploring her more adventurous sexual side by having sex with Thicke, even though she already has a partner. He cannot let her get away, and assumes that she wants him, even if she says she does not. I believe this song is written around the idea that women are mere objects that claim to not want sex when they “really do”, in the eyes of men, ignoring the idea of consent, which is unacceptable. From the lines “If you can’t hear what I’m trying to say…Maybe I’m out of mind” and “Can’t let it get past me..I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it” (“Lyrics”, 2013), Thicke is saying that he does not understand why the girl would not want to sleep with him. He hates how she says she does not want…show more content…
This song in particular is degrading to women, sending a negative message to them, possibly deeply impacting their views toward consent and their value as human beings. I believe that music does have the power to shape the perception of reality and society for individuals, as music is a form of art that expresses deep emotion. The emotion and catchy tunes behind music causes people to be moved by it, with people often getting very into what they listen to. Moreover, views repeatedly being expressed in different songs will cause people to begin to believe that what they are hearing is true, shaping their
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