Tuesday, June 22, 2021

object-ion overruled

This academic essay "rethinking the concept of sexual objectification" (inspired by Cardi & Megan's "WAP") made me think of the radical feminist agit-prop street theater at the Miss America pageant of '68 (they staged a fake cattle auction)

based on this advert

and then of this video, which is quite putrid - unfortunately, given that the song just as a sound - and as vocal texture - is one of my favorite pop moments of the last 2 or 3 years

and then this one is thematically ah linked 

I remembering reading in the Female Eunuch about belittling endearments that used the language of treats and foodstuffs - honey pie, sugarplum, sweetie, love muffin  etc etc - and nodding as a stern, ideologically vigilant 16 -year-old fan of Delta 5* and the other unisex postpunkers (the scouring power of dour etc)

still there is an undeniable similarity between the two kinds of oral gratification, the senses of taste, smell and mouth-feel are both activated...  

* D5's scouring power of dour now harnessed for communicative capitalism

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