Feminist’s Parody of Robin Thicke’s Hit Song “Blurred Lines” Rocks!

In response to the criticism surrounding “Blurred Lines,” an Auckland University student group, the Law Revue Girls, created “Defined Lines.” The parody reverses the original video’s gender roles, and rather than beautiful sexy women catering to men’s desires, it features hunky men catering to attractive women. 

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines [Feminist Parody] _Defined Lines

“Blurred Lines” has received all types of criticism from feminist groups all over the globe. Some go so far as to call it “straight up misogyny.” Hey, I’m all for equality between the genders and fight against sexism and misogyny, but I don’t feel the Thicke video is misogynistic. Sexist? Absolutely. Treating women as inferior? Depends on your point of view.

The definition of misogyny is a “hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.” Thicke’s video is quite the opposite. It shows men lusting for women and yes, treating them as sex objects. But not out of hatred. Out of lust, pure and simple. Lust.

screenshot Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines

However, there is one reoccurring refrain in Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” that I do NOT like, and feel that it may cause some women to be date-raped:

I hate these blurred lines
I know you want it
I hate them lines
I know you want it
I hate them lines
I know you want it
But you’re a good girl
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
Go ahead, get at me

Think about it. Some guy who looks up and idolizes rap/music stars such as Thicke hear the artist’s saying that women “want it” – meaning sex – even though they say “no.” Of course there are women who play that game, but most don’t. Women want to have a good time with someone they’re attracted to, but there is no requirement for sex included.

I don’t particularly like the sexualization of women in this video, but you know, in order for women to be treated like this and sexualized in such a manner, there has to be predecessors. In other words, there are many women who enjoy being looked at and treated like a sex symbol, and have been participating in such acts for centuries. So, hey, it’s a free country. If that’s what you want, then go for it. Personally, I just stay away from men who treat women like they’re being treated in the video.

Elevator shoes Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I. Pharrell - YouTubeSo out came, “Defined Lines” which is a complete reversal of roles. Women treating men as sex symbols. I think it’s great! Apparently, “Defined Lines” was removed from Youtube after being flagged for “inappropriate” sexual content. Seriously? Aw, hell. Just watch the uncensored version of “Blurred Lines” with women prancing around topless and wearing nude colored panties which give the illusion of being completely naked. That’s a lot more inappropriate than the parody. Probably a bunch of male chauvinists all getting their boxers in a bunch over seeing mean treated like sex objects by women.

In comparing the two videos, I actually like the voices and music of the women’s video better than I do the men’s video. The women’s version of the baby lamb in “Blurred Lines” is a hoot! And the lyrics? Woo-hoo!! You GO, ladies!

And what is up with the elevator shoes in “Blurred Lines”??? (pun intended)

Here are the two videos. Ladies first…. “Defined Lines.” Then the “rated” version of “Blurred Lines.” The unrated is here if you want to watch it.

Defined Lines

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Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke

“Defined Lines” lyrics
Every bigot shut up x 2
Hey hey hey x 3Boy you’d better quit all your sexist ways,
So hear our manifesto of the modern age.
It’s time to undermine
The masculine confines
‘Cause we don’t wanna grind
Gri-ii-iind.You think that you’re so slick,
Let me emasculate ya!
Because your precious dick
Can’t beat my vibrator.
We’re feelin’ the frustration
From all the exploitation
Prepare for your castration.So we can fuck this man’s world
With all its bullshit.
Girls don’t deserve it
And that’s why we quit.
We ain’t good girls.
We are scholastic,
Smart and sarcastic,
Not fucking plastic.
Listen mankind!
If you wanna get nasty,
Just don’t harass me.
You can’t just grab me,
That’s a sex crime!
Yeah we don’t want it.
It’s chauvinistic.
You’re such a bigot!

What you see on tv
Doesn’t speak equality,
It’s straight up misogyny.
Don’t want you to come on my face!
You think you’re hunky
Hey hey hey
You wanna hug me?
Hey hey hey
Don’t you mean fuck me?

One thing I ask of you,
Don’t assume that we all just wanna screw.
Gotta respect me for me to be your boo.
We don’t want no scrubs, no we don’t approve.
Need a universal role reversal,
In real life not a dress rehearsal.
Gotta resist all the gender roles,
Time to put misogyny on parole.
Put exploitation on probation,
Time for you to witness our liberation.
There’s more to life than penetration
And sexual discrimination.
So tonight
We ignite
Our civil rights.
Resist chauvinism,
Win the fight,
‘Cause you’re livin large just like a montage
Of you and your friends actin’ out Entourage.
But we ain’t whores to do your household chores,
To make you a sandwich when we’re on all fours.
From history to herstory,
Know you got some opinions that we don’t agree.
Need to call my sister Joan of A-R-C,
Bake a feminist cake, Antoinette Marie.
Yeah, guys, we got spies,
Know all you wanna do is fertilise
But avert your eyes from my thighs.
Never tell a bitch she gotta drop a size.
You wanna box gap?
Show me your six-pack.
You wanna landing strip?
You’d better get ripped.
I apologise if you think my lines are crass
Tell me how it feels, to get verbally harassed?

So we can fuck this man’s world
With all its bullshit.
Girls don’t deserve it
And that’s why we quit.
We ain’t good girls.
We are scholastic,
Smart and sarcastic,
Not fucking plastic.
Listen mankind!
If you wanna get nasty,
Just don’t harass me.
You can’t just grab me,
That’s a sex crime!
Yeah we don’t want it.
It’s chauvinistic.
You’re such a bigot!

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“Blurred Lines”lyrics
[Intro: Pharrell]
Everybody get up
Everybody get up
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey[Verse 1: Robin Thicke]
If you can’t hear what I’m trying to say
If you can’t read from the same page
Maybe I’m going deaf,
Maybe I’m going blind
Maybe I’m out of my mind
[Pharell:] Everybody get up[Pre-chorus: Robin Thicke]
OK now he was close, tried to domesticate you
But you’re an animal, baby, it’s in your nature
Just let me liberate you
Hey, hey, hey
You don’t need no papers
Hey, hey, hey
That man is not your maker

[Chorus: Robin Thicke]
And that’s why I’m gon’ take a good girl
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
You’re a good girl
Can’t let it get past me
You’re far from plastic
Talk about getting blasted
I hate these blurred lines
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
But you’re a good girl
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
Go ahead, get at me
[Pharell:] Everybody get up

[Verse 2: Robin Thicke]
What do they make dreams for
When you got them jeans on
What do we need steam for
You the hottest bitch in this place
I feel so lucky
Hey, hey, hey
You wanna hug me
Hey, hey, hey
What rhymes with hug me?
Hey, hey, hey

[Pre-chorus: Robin Thicke]
OK now he was close, tried to domesticate you
But you’re an animal, baby it’s in your nature
Just let me liberate you
Hey, hey, hey
You don’t need no papers
Hey, hey, hey
That man is not your maker
Hey, hey, hey

[Chorus: Robin Thicke]
And that’s why I’m gon’ take a good girl
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
You’re a good girl
Can’t let it get past me
You’re far from plastic
Talk about getting blasted
[Pharell:] Everybody get up
I hate these blurred lines
I know you want it
I hate them lines
I know you want it
I hate them lines
I know you want it
But you’re a good girl
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
Go ahead, get at me

[Verse 3: T.I.]
One thing I ask of you
Let me be the one you back that ass to
Go, from Malibu, to Paris, boo
Yeah, I had a bitch, but she ain’t bad as you
So hit me up when you passing through
I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two
Swag on, even when you dress casual
I mean it’s almost unbearable
In a hundred years not dare, would I
Pull a Pharside let you pass me by
Nothing like your last guy, he too square for you
He don’t smack that ass and pull your hair like that
So I just watch and wait for you to salute
But you didn’t pick
Not many women can refuse this pimpin’
I’m a nice guy, but don’t get it if you get with me

[Bridge: Robin Thicke]
Shake the vibe, get down, get up
Do it like it hurt, like it hurt
What you don’t like work?

[Pre-chorus: Robin Thicke]
Baby can you breathe? I got this from Jamaica
It always works for me, Dakota to Decatur, uh huh
No more pretending
Hey, hey, hey
Cause now you winning
Hey, hey, hey
Here’s our beginning

[Chorus: Robin Thicke]
I always wanted a good girl
(Pharell: Everybody get up)
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
You’re a good girl
Can’t let it get past me
You’re far from plastic
Talk about getting blasted
I hate these blurred lines
(Pharell: Everybody get up)
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
But you’re a good girl
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
Go ahead, get at me

[Outro: Pharrell]
Everybody get up
Everybody get up
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

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