Saturday, August 9, 2008
Paper Planes, Womyn, and My Mom
M.I.A. is like a feminist hero. She's like the hip hop queen of women's studies. I'm really happy that she's getting attention, but I also feel bitter because she didn't get this attention so long ago (besides from me, lesbian gangsters, and like, Bust magazine).
I was thinking about the Pineapple Express/M.I.A. fiasco yesterday and I realized that there are a lot of other weed songs (see post below) besides "Paper Planes" that could have been used in the trailer instead, and I realized that it's actually really great that they chose a song by a woman, and a kickass feminist woman at that. So I'm over the backlash and I can't wait to see PE with my moms. This video is dedicated to Mama T: