Video: best pro-choice Blurred Lines cover EVER

OK. this video may be the only pro-choice version of Robin Thicke’s highly problematic Blurred Lines music video. But if there were more out there, this one would still be one of the best! It’s created by Full Frontal Freedom, which describes itself as “a coalition of independent artists and media folks – who want to use our talents to promote civic engagement.” The very funny lyrics, which were amazingly provided on the Youtube page, are after the jump.
Lyrics:
“Womens Rights”
Wendy Davis stood up
Wendy Davis stood up
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

[verse 1]
No you cant stop our gallery shouts
Or lock us out with this bill you tout
Texas prizes freedom
and Texans value rights
We’ve got women’s back in the fight

[Pre-chorus]
Well she was getting close, called out on 3 infractions
The leaders faked the vote, got busted in the action
You’d like the chamber vacant
Let her speak!
When your cheatings blatant
Let her speak!
Can’t trust these men to make it
and you can’t…

[Chorus]
…can’t silence us with women’s rights.
won’t sit and take it
won’t tolerate it
Can’t legislate it

these bills are dangerous
You say they save us
Your deceit amazes
instead they claim us
Cause these are women’s rights

The Right Wing hates it
Come and take It
Can’t even say it
And no we won’t yield
We’ll stand for hours
Aint gonna cower
C’mon Test our voting power

[verse 2]
What about this seems fair
and how’s it that you don’t care
20 weeks already rare

What about Roe vs Wade
Dewhurst and Perry
Hey, hey, hey
We miss Ann Richards
Hey, hey, hey
What rhymes with Richards?
Hey, hey, hey

[Pre-chorus]
Well she was getting close, called out on 3 infractions
The leaders faked the vote, got busted in the action
You’d like the chamber vacant
Let her speak!
When your cheatings blatant
Let her speak!
Can’t trust these men to make it
and you can’t…

[Chorus]
can’t silence us with women’s rights.
won’t sit and take it
won’t tolerate it
Can’t legislate it

these bills are dangerous
You say they save us
Your deceit amazes
instead they claim us
Cause these are women’s rights

The Right Wing hates it
Come and take It
Can’t even say it
And no we won’t yield
We’ll stand for hours
Aint gonna cower
C’mon Test our voting power

[Verse 3 - "The Rap"]
Closing clinics will impact you
Dropping down to five from forty-two
Yo, El Paso drive for hours boo
Yeah, maybe its easy for a rich fool
Hardship on the rest of us aint so cool
Stuff like this turn this red state blue
If its all for health, why do docs disdain
Experts from ACOG even calls it a shame
What about that girl raped in pain or when her
baby daddy and her daddy one in the same
Zaffirini, Van de Putte, and Wendy Davis,
At least the Democrats know what a rape kit is
And Perry eyeing Penn Avenue
Sprinting to the right, he broke some rules
Now, Wisconsin, Carolina and Ohio joined the duel
But Nothin beats Laudenberg; she crazy fool
Shake thing up, get down, get up

 

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/huguette87/ MaryBrown

    A group of awesome folks in Halifax created this pro-consent video in response to Blurred Lines. I’m loving all of these video responses.. Clever, sexy, and feminist. It’s called Ask First. Thought readers might like it. http://vimeo.com/70304632

  • http://feministing.com/members/iknowpolitics/ iKNOW Politics

    Nice campaign. Anyone knows more about Full Frontal Freedom?