Thursday, July 29, 2010

Why I Am Not An Activist

This is from the Eminem featuring Rihanna No. 1 song on the Billboard Top 100, Love The Way You Lie:

"I'mma tie her to the bed
And set the house on fire"

"Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts"

I find this song to be morally irresponsible on the part of Eminem, who claims to be such a good father and, more significantly, Rihanna, who is the vicitm of domestic abuse.

Having worked with victims of domestic violence, I can assure you that not one of them liked the way it hurt.

And I can also assure you that there is going to be at least one ass out there that hears this song and thinks it's okay to abuse someone because, hell, Rihanna likes it - and she should know, being a victim herself. Don't you agree that a culture that can make this the number one song is also a culture that can breed that ass?

So I am typing this and getting very, very angry and thinking of all the the ways I can get Eminem and Rihanna's people to make them do something to correct all the wrong, when I remember that the Daily Show moved to 8:00. I usually forget, so I've missed it for months. And now I can't focus on all my anger anymore because when did John Stewart get a beard?


  1. He has a beard? Eep. Googling pictures so I too may be distracted.

  2. Beard? Huh?
    I think you need to sip cocktails with HHL and me at the Sultan's Tent :O) We will talk you down!

  3. I thought this song was stupid from the little bit I heard, and now reading more of the lyrics makes me completely agree.