Analysis Of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.’s 2013 music video for their hit single “Blurred Lines” depicts three females in little clothing performing seemingly innocent acts that have sexual connotations while dancing around and engaging with the three well dressed men who seem to only be watching the women, which sets the tone that the women are only there to serve as eye candy for the men. The first thing the 503.3 million viewers of the “Blurred Lines” music video on Vevo saw was Thicke lying in bed with a topless model while his arm assumes a dominant position over her body almost completely blocking her from the view of the camera. While this position may be perceived as simply cuddling, in the realms of this music video that reflects …show more content…
In the text of the song, Thicke is making the argument that women need to be domesticated to protect themselves from their fragile, dumb, animalistic nature, yet this music video only seems to provide evidence that it is actually the men who have much to learn in order to prevent their animalistic nature from taking over as it does in the music video in the form of a predator versus prey scenario. These older, financially stable men are seen preying on these innocent, child-like women who supposedly can’t care for themselves which supports the notion that the men are actually the problem and they should be kept far away from any woman rather than being the dominant protector like Thicke is attempting to convey they should. Unfortunately, though, the popularity of the song itself and the video proves that Thicke’s perception on gender roles is one that is supported by many people. The notion of men as the protectors of women has been present for a good portion of history, but with feminist movements becoming more and more present and talked about it is sad to see the big players in pop music, such as Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., supporting the domestication of women which thus supports the loss of women’s rights. When young, impressionable girls and boys heard this song on the radio or

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