VIDEO: Feminists parody ‘Blurred Lines’
Beautiful women, hotties dancing around in their underwear, a catchy tune and aviator sunglasses: This video has all of the makings of Robin Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines,” but this time the women wear the pants.
A group of law students from New Zealand made this feminist take on Thicke’s single. Their version is called “Defined Lines,” and the three women instruct men on how to approach women:
“If you want to get nasty, just don’t harass me
You can’t just grab me.
It’s a sex crime.
We don’t want it; it’s chauvinistic.”
Though Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has inspired an endless slew of copycats, “Defined Lines” may be the first parody that implicitly criticizes Thicke’s representation of women in his video. Feminists have criticized the music video for “Blurred Lines,” saying that it objectifies women by having naked female models prance around Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.
After receiving more than 300,000 views, the video was pulled earlier by YouTube for sexually explicit content. Another YouTube user uploaded the video again yesterday.