M.I.A.’s Middle Finger, Madonna, and Me
By Brigette Adair Herron
Let’s get one thing straight. Madonna rules my fucking world. I love pop and dance music so much, and it seems completely natural for mother, pop star and sex symbol to fit seamlessly within dance music — a genre that exemplifies Dionysian and Homo-Normative values. It’s playful, fun as hell and, most importantly, it’s NOT BORING. Also, it’s about time that breastfeeding featured prominently in a music video.
I thought it was great that M.I.A. flipped off the camera at the Superbowl. I’ve heard people remark, “Oh, what a 13-year-old boy thing to do!” But you know what? It’s something that 13-year-old girls DON’T get to do. So I say it’s about time.
This one’s for you girls. This one is for 13-year-old Brigette Adair who had to be the most well-behaved on the school drum line full of punk-ass 13-year-old boys because that’s what was expected of her as the only girl. This one is for 23-year-old Brigette Adair who had the head of the Anthropology Department at the University of Georgia chastise her for not immediately enrolling into a graduate program because, “If you don’t hurry up and finish your education, you might miss your chance to have kids”.
Well now it’s my turn to be a punk-ass.
Some people say that little girls are meant to be seen and not heard. Well I say OH BONDAGE, UP YOURS!
*flips off computer
Scott Creney reacts to Pitchfork’s reaction to M.I.A.’s Finger
Everett True reacts to Ryan Schreiber’s news item about M.I.A. pretty much exactly the way you’d expect him to
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