Frenchie Forum Posts
It's understandable to defend the ones you like, but kind of sick to implify the flaws of the ones you don't like using very convincing key words. ie, slut - whore & cie...Ironically speaking, of course. lol
Relax people, life's too short to hate that much on fiction.
Anyway...Give a look to the video, lol.
"mine", a typical example where she praises the "proper" girl and damns a sexually active one who DARES to dress in style as "improper". It also depicts a twisted idea of blame shifting( the pretty boyfriend OBVIOUSLY isnot at fault, but the girl is because of how she drssses?)
"You were in college working part time waitin’ tablesLeft a small town, never looked backI was a flight risk with a fear of fallin’Wondering why we bother with love if it never lastsI say "Can you believe it?"As we’re lying on the couchThe moment, I can see it.Yes, yes, I can see it nowDo you remember, we were sitting there, by the water?You put your arm around me for the first timeYou made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughterYou are the best thing that’s ever been mineFlash forward and we’re taking on the world togetherAnd there’s a drawer of my things at your placeYou learn my secrets and you figure out why I’m guardedYou say we’ll never make my parents’ mistakesBut we got bills to payWe got nothing figured outWhen it was hard to takeYes, yes, I thought aboutDo you remember, we were sitting there, by the water?You put your arm around me for the first timeYou made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughterYou are the best thing that’s ever been mineDo you remember all the city lights on the water?You saw me start to believe for the first timeYou made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughterYou are the best thing that’s ever been mineOh, oh, ohAnd I remember that fightTwo-thirty AMYes, everything was slipping right out of our handsI ran out crying and you followed me out into the streetBraced myself for the goodbye‘cause that’s all I’ve ever knownAnd you took me by surpriseYou said, "I’ll never leave you alone"You said, "I remember how we felt sitting by the waterAnd every time I look at you, it’s like the first timeI fell in love with a careless man’s careful daughterShe is the best thing that’s ever been mine"You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughterYou are the best thing that’s ever been mineDo you believe it?Going to make it nowI can see itI can see it now".
Now where the hell is what you just noted?
even the song title treats relationship as ownershipMine, as in, "You are the best thing, that's ever been mine." ie, you are , -oh you my soulmate, the love of my life, the boyfriend I married- the best thing that's ever happened to me. This may be subjective, but I read this in a beautiful way. And yes, I would refer to my boyfriend as mine. As the person I'm commited in a serious relationship with, the one with whom I happen to be in love. The word has its meaning here, not just plain property.
then you have subtle and not so subtle sexist notions like her character ALWAYS being the one in the passenger seat and never the one who DRIVES. its always "boyfriend's car" and all that gender role crap.Now you're making a false statement. That's just NOT true, the only time I recall her porteying this particular situation is in her song "Fearless",
So baby drive slow'til we run out of road in this one horse townI wanna stay right here in this passenger's seatYou put your eyes on meIn this moment now capture it, remember it
Where she is telling the drive she had with that boy she was falling for. So a teenage boy giving a teenage girl a ride, is "subtle" sexist symbolism? Are you sure it's not a realistic situation any teenage girl had experienced/could experience?
May it's the fact that you don't like her, nor her music, which is REALLY okay. But as a woman who can relate to what she writes, and who has actually listened to what she wrote, what you're implying is just...wrong.
Taylor Swift and her sexist lyrics that imply ownership of your partner and usually contain lots of slut-shaming. Not true.
Considering I lisetend to every song she has released, I can only LOL at what you just said.
lol, and why is that?
Okay, this may sound random, and I'm not a DE-obssessed, but I really enjoyed a video on youtube. It's beautifully edited, and cute. See if you're interested:
Why can't people just enjoy the show and not care about the critics-wannabe out there? Why? ...
The post on the show's official facebook page.
She really is a complex character.