Posts Tagged ‘Lady GaGa’

The Morning After: Porn Binge Edition

* Marnia Robinson begins a recent argument against Internet porn like so: "A few years ago, men from all over the world began arriving in my website’s forum complaining that they were unable to stop using Internet porn. Google had sent them—perhaps because my site shares information about [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Avian Teen Sexidemic Edition

Miley Cyrus' new video features avian headware, backup dancer eye-fucking, tortured visual imagery representing puberty, and copious Auto-Tune. Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown and I respond.

Lady Gaga on the Line Between Drunk Dancing and Date Rape

In 2008, Lady Gaga dropped her first single, "Just Dance," an ode to dancing while extremely wasted. In the song, Gaga details her level of intoxication: She's lost her keys, she's lost her phone, she can't see straight, she's forgotten the name of the club she's in, and she can't figure out why her shirt [...]

The Decade In Femininity

Now that we've exhausted the decade in masculine trends, it's time for us to take a look back at the aughts' many cultural incarnations of femininity. The versions of femininity that have been aggressively marketed to us over the past ten years, from "not that innocent" pop tarts to Sex & the City fashionistas to [...]

Lady Gaga Brings Pantless Pride to D.C. Equality March

Over the weekend, Lady Gaga promised to head down to D.C. for this Sunday's Equality March. At New York City's Bootleg party, Gaga announced:
Listen, next week is the gay pride march. And I know that I'm going to be there marching with all of you. And the most exciting thing tonight is that we're all [...]

A Hierarchy Of the Human Nipple (NSFW ZOOM)

The human nipple is a strange beast. Depending on the context, this "small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15-20 lactiferous ducts arranged cylindrically around the tip" has been marketed as alternately sexy, obscene, artistic, disgusting, and even sexier.
But as a consumer of nipple shots, such versatility can become confusing. It's often difficult to [...]

Lady Gaga Old Gregg Rip Off Video Corner

Everyone is talking about Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta these days—that sexy, post-post-feminist, drunk girl perspective-shattering sensation known colloquially as Lady Gaga. Gaga cites David Bowie, Queen, and Madonna as influences for her radio-friendly glam-pop. But after hearing her latest track, "Love Games," (several dozen times) it seems clear to me that Gaga has, in fact, [...]

Lady Gaga Provides the “Drunk Girl” Perspective

When I first described Jamie Foxx's "Blame It (On the Alcohol)" as a date rape jam, I lamented that the song didn't allow Foxx's female target on the dance floor any input into the situation. "But what about the woman in the song?" I asked. "Of course, no holla back joint has dropped from Foxx’s [...]

The Morning After

* Jezebel debunks the debunkers of the rumors facts of Palin's rape kit debacle.
* Meghan McCain at McCain Blogette has posted another election playlist. McCain writes that she creates "playlists for almost every interesting experience," but doesn't identify exactly what that interesting experience is this time. What could the combination of David Bowie's "Golden Years," [...]