Admit it – we’ve all been guilty of oogling, aka checking somebody else out. Ah, the art of objectification – treating a person like they’re an ‘object of pleasure’ as opposed to a human with legitimate emotions, etc. Most often, it seems this occurs at the hand of men, though Jennifer Lopez proved on “I Luh You Papi” that guys can be objectified as well. Still, objectification can cross the line into unquestionable misogynistic territory, and the songs on this particular playlist definitely trend “left of center.” Here are 10 songs that take objectification way too far.
1) Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I., “Blurred Lines” (Blurred Lines, 2013)
For all the success that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has had, it has caused the blue-eyed soul musician an equal amount of grief. But didn’t he sort of bring it on himself? “Blurred Lines” is infectious, but can’t infectious things be bad for you? Of course!
Honestly, as good as “Blurred Lines” is, it’s equally “bad” with its prancing topless models (the video), a naughty sign about Thicke’s “junk” (again the video), and overtly suggestive lyrics like “just let me liberate you / you don’t need no papers / that man is not your maker / and that’s why I’m gon’ take a /good girl” (The song). Objectification? To the nth degree times infinity!