Song of the Week: Hard Out Here – Lily Allen

As I become more involved in the media I have become intensely feminist. Inequailty, bigotry and misogny is just so obvious to me nowadays. For my song of the week how could I not mention Lilly Allen’s latest song?

Hard Out Here is a good look at sexism in the music industry and in society. There are even a few not so subtle digs at Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. The music video includes a set up of her ‘getting’ liposuction, a middle aged man teaching dancers how to twerk and, basically, Lilly Allen being kickass.  Some have critiqued the video’s contents, but really, as she says, “if you can’t detect the sarcasm, you’ve misunderstood”.

Hard Out Here is a bit NSFW, so don’t curiously start playing the clip in your office. You may love the song but your boss probably won’t!

I will sign off just this once saying, It sure is hard out here for a bitch


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