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Guilty Pleasures: It’s not Onely, but you can’t help it! August 18, 2008

Posted by Onely in music review, Pop Culture: Scourge of the Onelys, Reviews.
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One of Lisa’s and my favorite blogs, feministing.com, solicits Guilty Pleasures from its readers. According to feministing blogger Miriam, guilty pleasures are “those pop culture things that you love, even though deep down inside you know that they might conflict with your feminist values”. 

I got to thinking about this while writing our recent post about Trick Pony’s song “Just what I do when I can’t get no lovin'”. I have it in my Ipod and think it’s a catchy tune and, yes, when I first heard it I laughed. Yet I found the premise disturbing enough to post on it–

Who else has pop culture things that conflict with their Onely values, but which they can’t help liking? 

–CC

Scourge of the Onelies, part 56.9-c: “What I do when I can’t get no lovin'” August 18, 2008

Posted by Onely in As If!, music review, Pop Culture: Scourge of the Onelys, Reviews.
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Today my Ipod turned up this song by Trick Pony, in which Jesse James, Orville Wright, and Picasso each say they excelled in their field because “it’s just what I do when I can’t get no lovin'”.  As if painting masterpieces or inventing the airplane is all well and good, but what those guys really wanted–and, by implication, should have been pursuing–is lovin’ (read: heteronormative relationship). (more…)

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