"Have you all seen the Katy Perry Marines video? It is a total piece of propaganda for the Marines...I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it...it is truly shameful. I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked -- if you are as offended at this glorification of violence as I am."Really Ms. Wolf?
We are not Katy Perry fans at our house. I would even say that in the past we have suffered from Katy Perry loathing. But this time around we felt differently. Littlest asked me to post this video a week ago and I hadn't got around to it yet. I was waiting for a way to work it in. Thanks Ms. Wolf.
I am appalled that a woman who claims she stands for empowerment of women would vilify this performer and video because of her own political views. Not to mention, characterizing the Marine Corp. as a violent institution as though it were a street gang engaged in arbitrary violence. Or could it really be that she thought she sensed a smidgen of patriotism in the video? A far as I can tell the song is about taking control of your own life , realizing and utilizing your strength.
Apparently joining the Marines is a bad role model for young women while the sexualization of them usually found in Ms. Perry's work is A-OK. Perhaps Ms. Wolf prefers Katy Perry's song about being a teenage dream in skin tight jeans. Being a party girl is the road to self fulfillment. Gee, how did I miss that when I was teaching my daughters that they are strong, smart and capable of achieving anything. We better run out and buy some thongs and a keg, post haste. I've been doing it wrong.
I would like to say to Ms. Wolf that at this point in her life my youngest daughter is planning to join the Marines. She is making this decision with knowledge of her own power and beauty as a woman. A decision she is making with the help of role models serving our country in all of the armed forces. Real women of strength and beauty. I'm proud to say she doesn't know who you are. At least not yet. She isn't up yet. She's a little worn out from her class last night in how to protect herself from violence. Oh yeah, and possibly protect others from it too. And if she ultimately decides to, someday maybe she will be protecting her country from it as well. Protecting the lives of our people. Protecting our freedom. Protecting our speech. Even people like you Ms. Wolf.
Who is really spouting propaganda here? I say we boycott the BS.
and HUZZAH to Ms. Perry.
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**Note: Yeah, I know. Be careful not to drown in the bubbles. As a rule, I Never get controversial on this blog. Just chalk this up to going out on a limb carved with the words, "Now you done pissed me off".....and I quit taking my estrogen because it was making me gain weight. Contrary ; ) points of view are welcome. Just ignore it if I burst into tears.