December 20, 2005


I just discovered his blog thanks to a link on's newsletter. Here's one entry.

I'd like to write about misogyny. a few years ago when the prodigy released 'smack my bitch up' i spoke up and criticised the song for being overtly misogynystic and irresponsible. i was in turn criticised on radio for 'being too uptight' and not being relaxed enough to appreciate the 'humor' in misogyny.
then 5 years ago i spoke up about the pernicious and pervasive spread of misogyny in popular culture, and again i was crticised for making a big issue out of something that no one
else seemed to care about.
i respect the prodigy and i respect eminem as talented and relevant musicians, but i spoke up because i found the misogynystic content of their lyrics(among many others) to be deeply offensive. even if they themselves are not misogynysts
i found it irresponsible that they, and many others, would release music that glamourized misogyny.
2 months after 'smack my bitch up' was released i went to visit a friend of mine who was in hospital after being beaten by her boyfriend. she had brain damage and multiple fractures due to his pushing her down a flight of concrete stairs.
misogyny is not funny. it is not a joke. and it should not be treated lightly.
and now we find out that a british man who is obsessed with eminem killed a woman with a metal baseball bat
and stuffed her body into a suitcase.
am i being 'too uptight' for not seeing the humor in this?
should i 'relax' and see the comedy in a misogynyst beating a woman to death?
before this british man brutally killed this woman he was singing eminem songs in a karaoke bar.
maybe there's no connection. maybe there is. it's disgusting that we even have to ask that question.
it's disgusting that people in the media and the press have celebrated and glamorized music and musicians who write lyrics that glorify misogyny and homophobia. there is nothing glamorous about homophobia and misogyny. homophobia and misogyny are disgusting and vile and represent the worst and most atavistic elements of the human spirit.
i asked a rhetorical question a few years ago, which was: 'if a musician made a record wherein he talked about killing blacks and jews would he get covered in the press and played on radio and mtv? if the answer is 'no'(as it should be), then why is radio and mtv filled with music that has lyrics about killing and brutalizing women and gays? is it somehow less offensive when women and gays are brutalized and killed?'
any employee of a record company or journalist or radio programmer or mtv employee who has promoted and celebrated misogynystic or homophobic music should be ashamed.
you have blood on your hands, and you should be deeply, deeply troubled at the culture that you've helped to create.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For someone who is supposedly on the side of regular people and avoids the celebrity hype and bullshit, why does he stay at the Ritz Carlton and other five stars when on recent tour, I can see why Bunny would want that if she could get it, you know, trailer trash and all. Ask me how I know !

4:34 PM  
Blogger Lady Bunny said...

OK, how do you know? Actually, it doesn't matter. He may need to stay at "better" hotels because of security reasons. I don't know him personally and doubt if he's perfect in every way, but I like his sentiments expressed here and wish that more people had the courage to express them.

And for the record, I stayed at the Ritz Carlton for 5 nights when I dj'ed the opening of their South Beach location. It's far too rich for my blood! I can't stand being greeted by every bellman, concierge and desk-worker. They think using your name is "classy"--I think it's intrusive, and I found myself pretending to talk on my cell to avoid greeting 50 employees everytime I entered the lobby. Plus, they tended to frown on my toothless tricks. Especially the ones with canes. --B

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, since it doesn't matter.......and Why not perfect in every way?

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Moby's point is well taken. It is sad to me that negative and senseless trash is exalted in the music world and whenever a singer stands up and sings or says something with a point, they are criticized for taking a stand. Who gives a fuck where somebody stays? that is just class envy. If you had Moby's bucks, you certainly woundn't bother to stay at Motel 6, you'd stay where the maids come in and scrape the diarhea and blood off the walls every night instead of just making up the bed and folding dirty towels.

I agree w/ Bunion, waitstaff and doorpersons who use your name and greet you are intrusive to trannies, drug dealersand hookers (like me)who are just there to do their business and split. I prefer to circulate inobtrusively, as my weenie is bigger than my ego.

12:46 PM  
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10:26 AM  
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