Saturday, May 22, 2010

Quote for the Day

Taken from this essay I bumped into while randomly surfing the net.

Increasing numbers of African-American women doing rap and dance music are continuing the feminist approach set by the precedent-setting performers like Pat Benetar, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Eurythmics, and Janet Jackson. These artists show an ability not only to use pastiche to some extent in drawing attention to the exploitative traditions of videos, but contrary to Kaplan's theories, actually dismantle the male gaze through humor. By ridiculing the male gaze and male behavior, women liberate themselves from the male constructions of female as object.

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