Okay, so I wasn't going to post today, and then I had the unfortunate experience of watching the video for the newest (and apparently popular) country song from The Voice contestant RaeLynn. It's called "God Made Girls," and it made me want to throw my laptop across the room.
The entire song is about why God made girls, and guess what y'all? He made them to make men happy. Yup, women exist so they can do all sorts of things for and to benefit men.
Watch the video below and prepare to be angry.
Examples? Here are a few according to RaeLynn:
God made girls to...
*wear a pretty skirt (are you f-ing kidding me???)
*to hold his hand
*to make him get dressed up (yeah, good luck with that)
*to give him a reason to wash that truck (awesome, I was born so some dude would wash his Chevy truck, wow, that gives my life so much meaning)
*to be the one to cry (sexist!!)
*to let him drive (could this be any more sexist????)
*to put up a fight (what the HELL does that mean??)
*to drag his butt to church
So, ladies, apparently our whole purpose is to cry a bunch, wear girly clothes, and never drive anywhere. And heaven forbid you like girls and not guys! Or you don't like wearing "pretty skirts." Or you don't go to church. Gasp!
What's extra sad is that this song is being billed as a "girl empowerment" anthem. RaeLynn told Taste of Country that, "There's just something so special about 'God Made Girls,' it comes from a girl's perspective and there's nothing like that on the radio right now." Um wait what? This is not a healthy or progressive perspective for young women - I can't stand the thought that young girls are listening to this song, and thinking "Oh, neat, I exist so boys will wash mud off their pickup trucks and hold my hand." EW. NO.
I'm so disappointed in this song. Messages like the ones conveyed in "God Made Girls" are backwards and damaging to the self-esteem/self-worth of girls and women everywhere.
I, for one, will definitely be tuning this song out.