Wednesday, March 22, 2006

NOW Named Kinky "Male Chauvinist Pig of the Year"

As a result of sexist lyrics in Kinky's songs like "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed," the National Organization of Women named Kinky "Male Chauvinist Pig of the Year." Here is a sample of his lyrics:

"You uppity women I don’t understand
Why you gotta go and try to act like a man,
But before you make your weekly visit to the shrink
You’d better occupy the kitchen, liberate the sink....
Mean-hearted harpies are breaking all the laws
Tearing up their girdles and a-burning up their bras...
If you can’t love a male chauvinist
You’d better cross me off your shopping list....
Women’s liberation is a-going to your head,
Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed."

9 Comments:

Anonymous Todd Ramsell said...

This is just Stupid. Kinky Friedman and his Texas Jewboys were a smart satirical country-western band in the 70's. The song is obviously satire of a rural male Chauvinist. I'm totally voting for Friedman, we could only be so lucky to have a smart, funny, creative governor who isn't beholden to any political party and can work in the the progressive center. I do believe Kinky is progressive, just not a politically correct one. which I appreciate.

10:31 AM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

What's progressive about Kinky? I'll give him three issues: (1) biodiesel, (2) animal rights, and (3) offering life imprisonment as a choice alongside the death penalty.

Other than that, what's progressive about Kinky? He's a joke candidate who's stealing progressive votes and his candidacy will GUARANTEE Perry's re-election because the anti-Perry vote split up three ways won't get it done in an election where a pluality wins.

With regard to the song lyrics, if an innercity rapper offered those same lyrics, he's be condemned as a misogynist. Listen to this link (it's an NPR news story not music) and tell me if you agree: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4494053.

I don't begrudge Kinky his right to these songs, but they ain't progressive.

11:44 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know Todd Ramsell but I am familiar with the National Organization of Women.

If NOW says Kinky's a chauvinist and Todd says Kinky's isn't, I'm going to have to go with NOW.

12:12 PM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

I don't know who Todd is either, but you should check out his website. He's a fantastic cartoonist.

12:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the thing with Kinky -- he says childishly provacative things and writes all that boyishly crass stuff he thinks is a laugh riot, but it's just not funny. Then when no one things he's funny, instead of concluding that's he not that funny he chooses to imagine that he's too "politically incorrect" but really he's just too juvenile. Have you ever read his crappy books? For God's sake! You don't have to be politically correct to think that Negro isn't all that much of a "charming term" or that calling women uppity isn't hilarious. Kinky sucks.

2:07 PM

 
Anonymous Nathan in Houston said...

In Blazing Saddles how many times was the word "nigger" thrown around? Is Mel Brooks a racist? He wrote a song for a musical called "Springtime for Hitler", is he an anti-Semite?

7:39 AM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

Nathan:

Maybe you don't know this, but the lyrics to Kinky's song They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore refer to someone as “a slightly anemic, well-dressed country nigger."

If the NAACP found this lyric (or Blazing Saddles) offensive, then I think that the NAACP probably knows better that I do whether or not it's racially offensive.

If NOW thinks Kinky’s lyrics are sexist, I also think they would be a better judge than I would.

Also, what is appropriate for an entertainer to say is not necessarily appropriate for a governor. If someone finds an entertainer offensive, he or she can select another entertainment. If someone finds their governor offensive, they can't select another governor.

3:08 PM

 
Anonymous Nathan in Houston said...

Did the NAACP find this lyric offensive? Did they or you listen to the song? The "someone" that is referred to that way is Kinky himself. That line comes from a racist redneck in the song, who Kinky spends the rest of the song ridiculing.

Did the NAACP find Blazing Saddles offensive? A quick search of their website brought up some praise of Richard Pryor and his co-writership (if such a word exists) of Blazing Saddles.

I'm sorry you don't feel that you're capable of recognizing sexism and racism on your own. Both NOW and the NAACP are wonderful organizations, but I, and many people, don't need them to know when something is or isn't sexist or racist.

7:22 AM

 
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