Blurred Lines

Pharrell Compares 'Blurred Line' Boobs To Art

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Pharrell Williams has reopened the debate on his and Robin Thicke's 'misogynistic' song and subsequent music video, 'Blurred Lines', ahead of his Brit...

Fifty Shades of Liberation?

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

The eruption of 'mommy porn' typified in E.L James' 50 Shades series has been argued by some as a marker for female sexual empowerment. I will agree that it has enlightened a change in coffee table conversation, in a similar way to the emergence of Ann Summers' parties; but here's the rub - the series isn't actually representative of BDSM or female empowerment - it's simply about male possession.

Theatre Review: Blurred Lines, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The title of the play gives it away. Blurred Lines at The Shed is a sharp, punchy look at gender politics in Britain today. It's a bright, exciting production that combines spoken word and music, but its claim to "dissect what it means to be a woman today" is highly questionable.

"You Can't Sit With Us!" - How Fourth-Wave Feminism Became 'Mean Girls'

Jennifer Simpkins | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jennifer Simpkins

Why on earth do some cyber-feminists truly believe that their opinions exist on a higher intellectual plane than those of other women's? What possesses them to demean other women, often savagely, on public forums? For me, it seems to go against the entire point of the feminist movement.

Taylor Tipped For Grammy Success - Who Else?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are some of the predicted winners for next year's 56th Annual Grammy Awards... if their popularity on social...

Blurred Lines: 2013's Misheard Song Lyrics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Comedy

From Ylvis to Rihanna, 'Get Lucky' to (the appropriately titled) 'Blurred Lines' - Pleated Jeans bring us their annual round-up of pop lyrics they (an...

There Are No Blurred Lines Here - The Ban Is Unquestionably Needed

Sophie Jackson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

For months, the debate over universities' decisions to ban Blurred Lines has remained heated. The obvious reason for the ban is that the song is rife with sexism and casual support of rape culture. There is no doubt that the song is sexist. Robin Thicke himself does not deny that it demeans women...

Sexy Women Bore Us But Animals Keep Us Entertained

Morgan Meaker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Meaker

"Sex sells" used to be advertising's first commandment, but its impact is fading. The public seem to long for a more innocent time as sex meets stiff competition from pets.

WATCH: Miley Cyrus And Robin Thicke - Narrated By David Attenborough

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Comedy

It may have taken Attenborough a few weeks to bring us his take on that infamous VMAs spectacle - but it was worth the wait. Mainly because he - so...

Who Is Suing Robin Thicke?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Marvin Gaye's family are suing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their hit song 'Blurred Lines. Three of Gaye's children have filed papers ac...

The Violent Slut Epidemic in the Entertainment Industry and F*cking Feminism!

Madame Allsorts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Madame Allsorts

No wonder the word 'feminist' has become known as the "F" word, as there are so many bitches giving them a bad name! What I want to know is when did t...

Theatre Review: Raving, Hampstead Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Raving is the theatrical equivalent of Blurred Lines - using the sexual assault of a young woman as source for comedy. As a result, I left Hampstead Theatre feeling sick to my stomach.

'Blurred Lines' Highlights the Dangers of Academic Rather Than Active Feminism

Joseph Miles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

Blurred Lines confirms that Newton's Third Law is as accurate in popular culture as it is in physics. Every time someone plays the song, an article or blog post or Tweet will automatically materialise denouncing its flagrant sexism...

Lucy Sherriff

Blurred Lines Banned | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

London students are the latest to crack down on Robin Thicke's controversial Blurred Lines songs, which has been described as "disgusting" and "rapey"...

Durham University Choose Real Feminism Over Banning 'Blurred Lines'

Freya Bromley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Durham University has taken a stance against the seven university students' unions that banned Robin Thicke's chart-topping "Blurred Lines" for allegedly promoting non-consensual sex.

I Know You DON'T Want It - The Ban on 'Blurred Lines' and Why Other Universities Should Do the Same

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

It is Blurred Lines' connotations with misogyny and sexual violence that have prompted the university boycotts. Social media is now rife with shouts of "censorship is not the solution" and "it's just a song" but I for one would absolutely support my university in banning it, and strongly urge them to do so.

Why Banning 'Blurred Lines' Is Not the Way Forward

Gayathri Kanagasundaram | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gayathri Kanagasundaram

The lyrics are rather sexual and demoralise women to an extreme, especially T.I's rap before the bridge does resemble very much of female abuse. However I do not think that banning the song will exactly help.

'Blurred Lines' Model Blasts Miley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

One of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' models has blasted Miley Cyrus's MTV VMA performance. In a classic case of 'pot kettle black', model Elle Eva...

From Miley Cyrus to Banning Veils: The Problem Men Have With Women and Their Bodies

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Just a few weeks after the public outcry about Miley Cyrus 'twerking' in a 'nude' bikini at the MTV Video Awards the last two weeks have seen a similar public outcry gaining apace about the wearing - or more precisely the banning - of the face veil worn by Muslim women... In both settings it is interesting how gender has been played out, in particular the role of men within them.

University Bans Robin Thicke's 'Rapey' Blurred Lines Song

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, a song branded "disgusting" and "rapey", has been banned by a university student union in an unprecedented move to banis...

Lucy Sherriff

WATCH: Women Get Their Own Back On Robin Thicke.. | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Three female students have become a YouTube sensation overnight after parodying Robin Thicke's controversial "Blurred Lines" video - and making their ...

In Praise of Miley's VMA Performance

Richard Fry | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Fry

Miley Cyrus' VMA performance has been almost universally derided. Social media and newsfeeds have been bursting with pop fans and professional critics castigating the spawn of Tish and Billy Ray. Looks like I'm in the minority - I see a brilliant, funny and confident performance...

WATCH: Robin Thicke's Sexy Boys Parody

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' video has been turned on its head with a gender-swap parody version. The promo for Thicke's number one single was bl...

Why Robin Thicke Has Blurred My Lines

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlie O'Brien

As a woman I don't think I'm supposed to like the lyrics to Blurred Lines. I definitely don't think I'm supposed to like the video. I'm talking about the banned version where all three girls are naked and basically submissive throughout. (It's very easy to find on the internet by the way). OK, let's get down to it...