• quijotesca

    Disability can be acquired later in life, too.  I could go on about that, but really, reducing a bunch of broad concepts to a few poorly constructed lines under a banner like “born this way” just doesn’t work. It’s better to let opressed people speak for themselves especially if you’re going to do such an awful job.

  • feminazi

    Actually, Lady Gaga has been an outspoken advocate of the LGBTQ community since she first gained notoriety. Some of her lyrics may be problematic for various reasons, but she definitely has established herself as someone who will defend the rights of LGBTQ people. Honestly, a great deal of her lyrics don’t make a whole lot of sense anyway (grammatical incorrectness aside, some of them are just plain nonsense, really–not surprising for someone whose main genre is of the mindless pop/dance variety) and, while I don’t happen to be one of the groups that she’s identifying, I think any “racism” she displays is probably the same kind of ignorance or carelessness that led to U2’s infamous “uno, dos, tres, catorce” line at the beginning of “Vertigo.”

     

    I must admit, though, I had the same reaction the first time I heard “orient”…I kind of thought, aren’t people who use that term the same ones who still refer to “colored people”?

  • rev4choice

    Not sure why this is on RHRealityCheck. Hope you’ll cross-post to Colorlines.

  • jodi-jacobson

    We are confused as to why it should not be on RHRC?

    Let us know why it strikes you as strange, because we are a site devoted to sexual and reproductive justice for all persons, and Bianca is a regular contributor to RHRC.

    looking forward to your response.

     

    Jodi Jacobson

  • mechashiva

    Did it occur to anyone that perhaps she uses the words she does because they are the most obvious rhymes? She can’t write for shit, and that’s her main problem. She probably randomly thought of one sentence she liked and then wrote the rest of the lyrics around it.

     

    It is frustrating that she isn’t better than I’d like her to be. I think she’d be perfectly capable of writing a song with this message, a catchy tune, and decent lyrics… but she isn’t going to. She’s more about spectacle and emotion than she is about substance. 

     

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