Posted by Dandelion on April 14, 1999 at 01:34:29:
In Reply to: Re: Christ, Mick, and Women posted by Mariajag on April 11, 1999 at 03:10:49:
: This kind of role reversal has never even occurred to me. I think that for the most part, especially now in the 90's, Mick's mysogenistic lyrics simply appeal to their male fans.
Perhaps younger women are indoctrinated with far too much pop feminist ideology in school, before (or more likely instead of) being prepared to understand and think critically about these issues with a good solid liberal arts background. Feminist influenced studies are an easy and narcissistic path to take. It also leads to knee jerk reactions and a lack of understanding of irony.
: I think that when these songs were released, most female fans were willing to overlook these lyrics because he had also written many great gender-neutral songs and, quite simply, because of his enormous sex appeal.
You may be right about that, I wasn't around so I don't know through personal experience. I still think that if this is the case, the lyrics were misunderstood, and nothing was really gained by avoidance.
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