Tuesday, May 19, 2009

F-You Very Much

Popular culture and gay rights? Do you know the music your kids are listening to?

Lily Allen has wonderful little number called "Fuck You Very Much."

There is also The Big Fat Gay Collab! music video - after a fact - but I find it distracting.

Here are a few of the lyrics.
Look inside, look inside your tiny mind
Then look a bit harder
'Cause we're so uninspired, so sick and tired
Of all the hatred you harbor

So you say it's not okay to be gay
Well, I think you're just evil
You're just some racist who can't tie my laces
Your point of view is medieval

Fuck you, fuck you very, very much
'Cause we hate what you do
And we hate your whole crew
So please don't stay in touch
More lyrics are to be found at this link.

Via Brian Mustanski (at Psychology Today - The Sexual Continuum Blog) Via Victor at Stonewall Memorial via Twitter

Dr. Mustanski has some interesting observations.
Songs like this, I suspect, will become more common. I think they reflect the frustration youth are experiencing with this time of disconnect between growing acceptance of LGBT people and horrible cases of victimization and oppression. Youth led movements take advantage of new media, like the Internet and social networking sites.
Does that mean I'm all hip with the younger generations? Probably not. (Anybody who can remember working with punched cards, how to actually read and interpret assembly language, and can remember the internet before Mosaic is probably too much of a dinosaur.) (Oh, you probably don't even know what Mosaic was. It was the first web browser.)

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