Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

'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...

Robin Thicke's Cringey New Album Sells A Measly 530 Copies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

He may have had one of the biggest songs of 2013 with his controversial hit ‘Blurred Lines’, but fast-forward a year and things in the Robin Thick...

Robin's #AskThicke Q&A Is Twitter Gold

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Let’s face it, Robin Thicke’s #AskThicke Twitter Q&A was never going to end well, was it? The controversial singer angered plenty of people wi...

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.

Do Not Just Ban Blurred Lines

Alex Yeates | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yeates

By not completely banning the song Bristol have enabled the message of anti-rape campaigners to be vocalised in a way that would not have been able if it were never mentioned or played again. Even though there is still a case to allow the original song in addition to the parodies, it is a better solution.

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...

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.

A Response to Feminism

Melissa Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Bond

I am not a feminist. I cannot support a movement that asks for special treatment rather than equal treatment, and I do not understand why anyone would. If feminism is about equality, then why not just be an egalitarian? If feminism does so much for the female sex, then why do six out of seven women reject the term "feminist" altogether?

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.

Robin Thicke, the Pornogriphication of Pop Culture and the Trials of Student Politics

Andrew Smith | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Smith

It's been quite a summer for Robin Thicke. He's had the second biggest-selling singles of the year, he's helped to 'reinvent' the career of Mylie Cyru...

Defined Lines

Gemma Parry | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Has anyone had the chance to watch the feminist version of Robin Thicke's song, Blurred Lines? If not, (where have you BEEN?!) please go and look it up now. Or scroll to the bottom of this blog - it'll be there in all its glory.

In The Thicke Of It: Why Feminism Is Still Relevant

Lydia Smith | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lydia Smith

Singing a song about a 'good girl' - from what I can gather, because she is the 'hottest bitch' - is not the way to advocate an appreciation of women. In an age of rape threats on Twitter, it is not ok to have a fun song and kinky video with strong allusions to sexual and domestic violence.

The One with the Blurred Lines

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

Every Sunday evening I listen to the Top 40 as I cook dinner. It's a throwback from my childhood, when I had a Sunday night bath and hair wash before another school week and Mum wasn't allowed to put the hair dryer on until I'd heard who was number 1.

Reluctant Feminist

Wendy Wason | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

I'm not sure if there is a cultural shift where it's ok to be demeaning to women or if it's just easier to access now. What I do know is that it is completely unacceptable. Now I'm far from a reluctant feminist. I'm a strident one.