That’s Not A Blurred Line, It’s A Double Standard

You’ve seen Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video, right? The one with the gorgeous nekkid ladies and unique mish-mash of sexism, empowerment, playfulness and rapeyness? I love it, although parts of it squick me out (can we please, PLEASE stop calling women “bitches”?).

Anyway, some awesome law students at Auckland University made a parody video called “Defined Lines” that’s fucking excellent. PROBLEM: YouTube pulled it for sexual content. Whaaaaaa? Isn’t that a double standard? BUT WAIT! YouTube realized they fucked up and put it back. Phew!

And here it is! Enjoy.

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Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “That’s Not A Blurred Line, It’s A Double Standard”

  1. Just the descriptions of the original are enough to put me off watching it, but this one turned out to be great. Would love to someday see a full “making of” article.

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