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The Christian Country Song “God Made Girls” By RaeLynn Is A Hot Feminist Mess

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God Also Made Cheesy Country Music

Hoo boy. Have you heard that song “God Made Girls” by the country singer RaeLynn? She appeared as Racheal Lynn Woodward on season two of “The Voice” on Blake Shelton’s team. It’s a cheesy feel-good song like “Butterfly Kisses” for the millennial generation with just a pinch of Taylor Swift.

To be completely fair, on a baseline level I’m never going to see eye-to-eye with a Christian song that presumes there exists a God who made men/boys first and then got around to making women/girls (as it is told in the Bible, the first woman, Eve, is made from a rib of the first man, Adam). But hey, it’s a country song. Country songs are all about stories. That’s the premise here.

Even that concession, though, doesn’t improve the message of “God Made Girls,” which appears to be: GEE, IT’S A GOOD THING BOYS HAVE GIRLS AROUND TO MAKE THEM FUNCTIONAL HUMAN BEINGS. Keep reading »

Okay, I’ll Just Say It: Some Curvy Women Do Want Their Attractiveness Validated By Men

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"Every Inch Of You Is Perfect From The Bottom To The Top"

We all know pop culture doesn’t always depict average people’s lives or inner thoughts realistically. Unless Pink or Alanis Morrisette have new music out, mainstream pop music doesn’t much reflect the realities of my life.  No matter how catchy a song like “Problem” or “Fancy” might be, they are pure sonic sugar. So, when I first saw the music video for Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass,” it was exciting: not only were her retro outfits totally cute, but her song was straight up body-positive. Trainor sings about accepting and loving her curves, not being a size two and realizing the images she sees in magazines have been Photoshopped and aren’t real. As a curvy lady — hips, boobs, butt, all of it — this was exciting to hear in one of summer’s top pop songs.

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“Fancy” Gets The Presidential Lip Dub Treatment

"First Things First, I'm The Realest"

Presidential lip dubs: they just never get old. Here’s President Obama dubbing one of the songs of summer — “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. But wait: does this mean the president actually said “bitch” in a speech? [Flavorwire]

Rapper/Model Yes Liv Can Releases Song About Not Hooking Up With Jay Z

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Perhaps This Is Why Bey & Jay Are Having Problems ...
  • Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also goes by Yes Liv Can)? Well, yesterday, Yes Liv Can released a low budget, hella cheesy music video called “Sorry Mrs. Carter.” The song is to the tune of Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” and the thesis is basically: WAKE UP, BEYONCE, BECAUSE JAY IS CHEATING ON YOU. According to Yes Liv Can, she turned down Jay because she won’t be anyone’s “number two.” Of course, it’s entirely possible she is totally delusional … but even still, I’m getting a sinking feeling that Jayoncé really is about to implode. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Tori Amos Duets On “Promise” With Her Daughter Natashya

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"I Will Be There"

Who is ready to cry (and also FEEL OLD)? Here is the video for the song “Promise” off Tori Amos’ new album, Unrepentant Geraldines. This song is extra-beautiful because she duets with her 13-year-old daughter Natashya Lorien, who has a stunningly gorgeous voice of her own. Mother and daughter sing about promising to always being there for each other and never being alone. I won’t pretend I didn’t tear up (and then wonder how I didn’t know Tori had a kid!).

Britney Spears Without Auto-Tune Sounds Exactly Like You Would Expect [UPDATE]

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Gird Your Eardrums

UPDATE, 3p.m.: Bwah-ha-ha, someone else grabbed it. Here it is on Daily Motion. Quick, watch it before this gets taken down, too.

UPDATE, 2:45p.m.:  We regret to you inform you YouTube has taken this audio clip down, citing a copyright issue. Too bad. Trust us, it was terrible.  

I always knew that Britney Spears was held together with eyelash glue and rhinestones, but the extent to which her music is made consumable for the public has been artfully kept under wraps. Now the audio of her song “Alien” without the cosmetic enhancements of auto-tune has been released and it’s clear just how many little elves have been working behind the scenes. You’d get booted off “American Idol” right quick if you sang this badly! Nevertheless, veteran producer William Orbit gallantly took to Facebook to defend Brit, claiming the audio was simply a vocal warmup. He added, “Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.” Auto-tune or not, we have to agree with him! [YouTube; Facebook]

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