History DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale / Music

25th Apr '16 9:59:06 AM Hisana
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**Another Taylor Swift exemple: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ORhEE9VVg&ab_channel=TaylorSwiftVEVO Blank Space]]" features a woman throwing a vase at her boyfriend, destroying his clothes, his car, dropping his cellphone in the water. She also destroys his portrait violently with scissors, even assaulting him physically at some point. After all the abuse, the man leaves and is replaced by another one, implying it's going to start all over again. Let's also note that the song includes the lyrics "Boys only want love if it's torture". If the genders were reversed, there would have been an uproar after the song came out.
1st Mar '16 2:24:36 PM S123
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* [[http://www.popmatters.com/column/139375-fit-to-be-tied-countrys-angry-women/ An article here]] notes the popularity of "revenge songs" where after a bad breakup or catching the boyfriend cheating, the singer kidnaps, [[BoundAndGagged ties and gags]], or even flat-out ''murders'' the guy, with the actions often PlayedForLaughs. Chances are if a male singer made a video where he tied up and gagged an ex-girlfriend or attempted to kill her, he would be justifiably condemned by the public.

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* [[http://www.popmatters.com/column/139375-fit-to-be-tied-countrys-angry-women/ An article here]] notes the popularity of "revenge songs" in county music, where after a bad breakup or catching the boyfriend cheating, the singer kidnaps, [[BoundAndGagged ties and gags]], or even flat-out ''murders'' the guy, with the actions often PlayedForLaughs. Chances are if a male singer made a video where he tied up and gagged an ex-girlfriend or attempted to kill her, he would be justifiably condemned by the public.
5th Feb '16 5:45:37 PM HighCrate
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* Music/BrunoMars's "Grenade" revolves around the singer being in a very unhealthy relationship with a girl who hurts him and is unfaithful to him. No matter what she does to him, he still loves her and longs to have his feelings returned. The music has a significantly dark DownerEnding where Bruno walks out onto train tracks and waits for a train to hit him.
5th Feb '16 7:07:46 AM kataangluvr
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* Music/BrunoMars's "Grenade" revolves around the singer being in a very unhealthy relationship with a girl who hurts him and is unfaithful to him. No matter what she does to him, he still loves her and longs to have his feelings returned. The music has a significantly dark DownerEnding where Bruno walks out onto train tracks and waits for a train to hit him.
20th Dec '15 12:04:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Music/{{Rihanna}} song "Man Down" off her Loud Album - about a woman killing a man with a gun - was met with a backlash from the male audience. At the same time, the female audience defended the song and celebrated it. This was especially the case, because of the attack music star ChrisBrown, inflicted on her in real life still being on woman's minds. [[IncrediblyLamePun The song was a huge hit.]] In the music video the woman kills the man after he rapes her. It's hard to imagine a man killing his female rapist being as highly regarded.

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* The Music/{{Rihanna}} song "Man Down" off her Loud Album - about a woman killing a man with a gun - was met with a backlash from the male audience. At the same time, the female audience defended the song and celebrated it. This was especially the case, because of the attack music star ChrisBrown, inflicted on her in real life still being on woman's minds. [[IncrediblyLamePun The song was a huge hit.]] hit. In the music video the woman kills the man after he rapes her. It's hard to imagine a man killing his female rapist being as highly regarded.
20th Dec '15 12:04:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* The video for the VanessaCarlton song "Pretty Baby" has a TwistEnding where it turns out that the singer has her boyfriend BoundAndGagged in a locked room after catching him talking to another girl earlier in the song.

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* The video for the VanessaCarlton Music/VanessaCarlton song "Pretty Baby" has a TwistEnding where it turns out that the singer has her boyfriend BoundAndGagged in a locked room after catching him talking to another girl earlier in the song.
11th Dec '15 10:04:32 AM HighCrate
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* Read the lyrics to ''Please Don't Leave Me'' by {{Music/Pink}}. Now, imagine the reaction if that song were sung by a man. And her latest, ''True Love'' where she sings about wanting to put her hands around a guy's neck at the same time she allegedly wants to hug him. Somehow, this song is seen as empowering, even though [[MisaimedFandom it's pretty clearly not supposed to represent an entirely healthy relationship]]. [[note]]In fact, she and her husband have been in marriage counseling, and nearly got divorced.[[/note]] If a guy were singing those lyrics...yeah.
** Most male covers keep the lyrics as-is but Halfway To Hollywood genderflipped half of the lyrics. Thus we get like "Sometimes I hate every stupid word you say/Sometimes you wanna slap me in my whole face" and "At the same time, I wanna hug you/You wanna wrap your hands around my neck/I'm an asshole but I love you". It comes off as a DomesticAbuse victim self-victim blaming themselves.

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* Read the lyrics to ''Please Don't Leave Me'' by {{Music/Pink}}. Now, imagine the reaction if that song were sung by a man. And her latest, ''True Love'' where she sings about wanting to put her hands around a guy's neck at the same time she allegedly wants to hug him. Somehow, this song is seen as empowering, even though [[MisaimedFandom it's pretty clearly not supposed to represent an entirely healthy relationship]]. [[note]]In fact, she and her husband have been in marriage counseling, and nearly got divorced.[[/note]] If a guy were singing those lyrics...yeah. \n** Most male covers keep the lyrics as-is but Halfway To Hollywood genderflipped half of the lyrics. Thus we get like "Sometimes I hate every stupid word you say/Sometimes you wanna slap me in my whole face" and "At the same time, I wanna hug you/You wanna wrap your hands around my neck/I'm an asshole but I love you". It comes off as a DomesticAbuse victim self-victim blaming themselves.
9th Dec '15 7:17:40 PM Rebu
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* Read the lyrics to ''Please Don't Leave Me'' by {{Music/Pink}}. Now, imagine the reaction if that song were sung by a man. And her latest, ''True Love'' where she sings about wanting to put her hands around a guy's neck at the same time she allegedly wants to hug him. Somehow, this song is seen as empowering. If a guy were singing those lyrics...yeah. Most male covers keep the lyrics as-is but Halfway To Hollywood genderflipped half of the lyrics. Thus we get like "Sometimes I hate every stupid word you say/Sometimes you wanna slap me in my whole face" and "At the same time, I wanna hug you/You wanna wrap your hands around my neck/I'm an asshole but I love you". It comes off as a DomesticAbuse victim self-victim blaming themselves.

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* Read the lyrics to ''Please Don't Leave Me'' by {{Music/Pink}}. Now, imagine the reaction if that song were sung by a man. And her latest, ''True Love'' where she sings about wanting to put her hands around a guy's neck at the same time she allegedly wants to hug him. Somehow, this song is seen as empowering. empowering, even though [[MisaimedFandom it's pretty clearly not supposed to represent an entirely healthy relationship]]. [[note]]In fact, she and her husband have been in marriage counseling, and nearly got divorced.[[/note]] If a guy were singing those lyrics...yeah.
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Most male covers keep the lyrics as-is but Halfway To Hollywood genderflipped half of the lyrics. Thus we get like "Sometimes I hate every stupid word you say/Sometimes you wanna slap me in my whole face" and "At the same time, I wanna hug you/You wanna wrap your hands around my neck/I'm an asshole but I love you". It comes off as a DomesticAbuse victim self-victim blaming themselves.
5th Dec '15 8:44:10 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/TheSundays' "I Kicked A Boy".

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* Music/TheSundays' "I Kicked A a Boy".
10th Nov '15 4:15:44 PM TheDogSage
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** Poor guy's probably hiding in the bar, terrified of his psychotic "girlfriend" (chances are she's not even his girlfriend, just an obsessed lunatic), hoping she doesn't come into the bar after him because he wouldn't get any help from the people around him.
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