Blurred Lines

Kanye, Taylor, Kim and the Celebration of Misogyny Through Song

Laura Williamson | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Williamson

The most bizarre thing isn't that Kim Kardashian West thinks it's okay to call women 'bitches'. It's so much bigger than that. It's that this acceptance toward casual misogyny in music is the norm. I'm a feminist, yet I listen to this music, know the lyrics to this music, and still will after I've written this article. It's almost like it's the last safe place for men to abuse women and completely get away with it.

'Blurred Lines' And 'Got To Give It Up' - Just How Similar Are They?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million (£4.8 million), following a copyright infringement la...

This Superfly Guy Was Also Super Stylish

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

The family of Marvin Gaye have won a multi-million payout after it was deemed that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied elements of Marvin Gaye's...

Pharrell Is Not Happy And Here's Why

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million (£4.8 million), after a US court ruled they copied the R&B legend's...

NUS Kicks DJ Out Of Conference For Playing Blurred Lines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students gave a DJ the boot from its annual conference after he played Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines - a song which has previousl...

'I Was High On Vicodin And Alcohol When I Recorded 'Blurred Lines''

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Robin Thicke has admitted to being “high on vicodin and alcohol” when his chart-topping hit ‘Blurred Lines’ was created, stating he had barely...

VOTE: Are We Living In A More Sexist Society?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Tonight's documentary 'Blurred Lines: New Battle of the Sexes' on BBC2 sees Kirsty Wark asking whether there is a new culture whereby some men think t...

Blurred Lines of Game of Thrones

Gemma Parry | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

The thing is, Jaime raping Cersei made absolutely no sense. This is the same Jaime Lannister who wanted to stop Aegon from raping Rhaella, the same guy who saved Brienne of Tarth from being raped and the very same man who was adamant that her would rather die than be raped. It just isn't something his character would do.

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...