There is nothing like a surgery and being forced to heal, to let a mind wander in search of topics. Mostly, I blog about farm life, kids and food, but today I think I shall take up a topic that has been on my mind for a while.
For those of you that are new here, let me start out with saying that I live in very rural America. For the most part, for the last 18 years I have listened to country music, but I grew up with a varied taste in music. I would listen to everything from rock to rhythm and blues. I still do enjoy variety in music, but in my family – we are Country fans at heart. So, what is a Mom to do when lately thanks to country music women are being turned into nothing more than brainless, booty short wearing trophies whose only purpose in life is make the truck look good?
See, I am trying to raise two girls up to know that there is more to them and life than being a guys decoration/trophy. Now I know that music does not imply that my girls will grow into bikini wearing airheads, but still, does every other song have to be about half clad women and drinking.
I would like to ask men like Luke Bryant, the duo behind Florida Georgia Line, Billy Currington (especially like to thank him for discussion I had to have about the “mile high attention” ), Jason Aldeen, and many more how they would feel to have their daughters dressing and acting in the manner portrayed in the music videos on CMT.
Yes, I know I can choose to change the channel – and we have. We no longer watch Country Music videos due to their explicit nature. And I realize we could listen to something else, and I am rapidly reaching that point, but I wish that we could enjoy music, without making me feel like I need to have a conversation on self respect for my girls and that real men don’t treat women in the manner portrayed to my son.
But, I do gotta send out a big “atta girl” to the group Maddie & Tae for their song “Girl in a Country Song” which shows in pictures (the video can be found on the web if you are like myself and won’t watch CMT) how very wrong it has gotten to be female in country music.