Dudebro: “There’s Some Women… Which One Should I Fuck?”

10 Nov

I watched The Colbert Report tonight and the guest was Cee Lo Green, who performed his very popular “Fuck You” song. I noticed that all the people in the band were women people, much to my happy surprise. Keyboardist, bass, guitar, drums… women! Way unexpected and cool to see for once.

Then, I went online to look up more about the band. Third result: “Which one in Cee Lo’s all female band would you bang?” I presume ‘one’ means ‘woman’ and is not referring to and instrument or another object.

Are there no limits to men’s ability to to sexually objectify any and all women they see? I saw these women and thought, “Oh, that’s pretty cool… good for them,” and this dude and plenty of others thought, “Oh, they’re hot… which one of them should I fuck?” And, of course, dudes, I’m sure those women totally want to have sex with you too. They aren’t there because they want to play their instruments and make some music; they’re there because they wanted some random internet guy to contemplate and discuss, with other guys, which one of them is the most ‘fuckable’.

Also related to the performance tonight, how fucking sad is it that I questioned whether or not the band members were really playing the instruments? It was a very brief questioning, but still… that the presence of conventionally-attractive women playing instruments looked artificial and just a mimicry of a “real” (mostly male) band? I guess that’s why I have the tag ‘the misogynist within’ on here.

3 Responses to “Dudebro: “There’s Some Women… Which One Should I Fuck?””

  1. sherry lee short November 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    I believe that “fuck” as a word is inherently violent and misogynist. Therefore, a song titled, Fuck You, speaks from a violent, misogynist male voice. Therefore, it doesn’t surprise me that men who liked the song, the man who sings it, and/or his (his women) band would respond in such a way.

    • lishra November 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

      I have issues with the word too, and agree with your assessment. The song’s plot is about a woman leaving the singer for someone with more money… he calls her a gold digger. The whole thing, though kinda catchy, isn’t good.

      Also, thanks for adding me to your blogroll 🙂

      • sherry lee short November 11, 2010 at 7:08 am #

        It’s also telling that in the song what he says he loves, and hates, about her is her ass. It’s her body and sexuality that he cannot afford. He is essentially framing her as a prostitute up for purchase. Given that this is the underlying meaning of the song, and that women are “backing him” in the band, again, why wouldn’t men be encouraged to be evaluate the band members as accessible “ass?” Certainly, many men would do this anyway. But there’s a lot of open permission being given here.

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