Thursday, 15 January 2009
Battle of the Sexes
Anyone recall the Cher music video aboard the USS MISSOURI? Back in 1989 when it first came out, it was viewed by some as risque.
Tonight on channel 9 we had a show with top 10 music clips that caused controversy. Cher's “If I Could Turn Back Time” was one of them. Millions of men, young and old watched and wished they could of been one of those sailors aboard the ship. Many women worldwide wished they could look like her. On this show tonight, a comment was made by one comedienne that she should of put some panties on and not been so brazen, she only wished she looked half as good. Who cares -- if she looks good, go for it. I don't care if she has been surgically enhanced, she looked good at 43 in that video and everyone knew it.
Then, Duran Duran's film clip, “Girls on Film” was another. Mainly because it showed two girls together, kissing and getting up close and personal. Comments for that film clip from the guys on the show all said it was hot!! I think there is double standards where some men are concerned. If it's acceptable and so hot for two women to be shown together, why is it not so acceptable for two men? Yes it is all about taste and quite often talked about this and what was said to me is , you can't argue taste. BUT, those men who gladly tuned in many times to view the video would of been outraged if there had been a video of two men. One can safely say the song would not have been as big a hit had men been involved. Humanity is made up of different sexualities, so if lesbians are an acceptable difference then so should homosexuals.
This post isn't about whether homosexuality is right or wrong, it isn't about own personal choices or tastes; what it is about is, if two members of the same sex together, i.e. males, is deemed as wrong by a lot of homophobes then how can two females not be?