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  • Fridge Logic kicks in when you think about the vandalism in "Before He Cheats"...not smart to sign your name to the deed ("Carved my name into his leather seats").
    • How about the fact that she isn't 100% sure he's even done anything yet?
      • As to that one, I assumed that she knows he is cheating, and has been for some time, she just isn't sure specifically what he's doing now, this time. As to signing her name... no explanation.
    • Fridge Logic also kicks in for the song "Jesus Take The Wheel" when you think about the vandalism in "Before He Cheats".
  • The sexism in "All-American Girl." The father in the first verse wants very much the typical son, someone "he could take fishing," and a sports-player to be the father's "pride and joy." The instant he realizes the baby is a girl, all of those dreams are completely dropped. Because girls can't fish with their dads or make said dads proud by playing sports, amiright? They gotta make their families proud by marrying the football captain straight out of high school (because, also, it's totally a good thing for said football star to abandon his college dreams for this girl later. Uh-uh.)
    • A song about a dad who's briefly disappointed because he wanted a son. And then the girl grows up and marries a man. That's sexism?
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    • It's also a country song and taken from the viewpoint of a man from an older generation. The 'sexism' is dropped once it moves to her and her boyfriend. A lot of fathers, especially in the more conservative South, keep to traditional gender roles, for better or worse. While it's true, there's a hint of sexism to the father's expectations, it's also about letting those expectations go to love what you have right now. It's not saying that 'only boys can fish', it's a man thinking, "I want a boy to go fishing with," then being thrilled when he doesn't get it because he gets a beautiful daughter.
  • Is it just me, or did the music video for "Blown Away" make the father more sympathetic than the daughter? I mean, there's absolutely nothing (besides the song itself) to indicate that he was abusive toward her. He seemed more self-loathing than anything else.
    • That probably had a lot to do with Moral Guardians. It seems unlikely that they could get away with showing him actually take a swing at her. They tried to heavily imply that he was abusive (the slamming doors, tearing up the kitchen, and grabbing her arm,) but I agree it wasn't handled well.
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  • Does anyone think that the titular "Cowboy Casanova" in the music video doesn't look like either a cowboy or a Casanova?


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