Posted by: hellonhairylegs | November 14, 2008

Katy Perry Does it Again!

You change your mind
Like a girl changes clothes
Yeah, you PMS like a bitch

I would know

Yeah, you always think
Always speak cryptically
I should know
That you’re no good for me

‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold
You’re yes then you’re no
You’re in and you’re out
You’re up and you’re down
You’re wrong when it’s right
It’s black and it’s white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up

You, you don’t really wanna stay, no
You, but you don’t really wanna go, oh

‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold
You’re yes then you’re no
You’re in and you’re out
You’re up and you’re down

We used to be just like twins, so in sync
The same energy now’s a dead battery
Used to laugh ’bout nothing
Now you’re plain boring
I should know
That you’re not gonna change

‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold
You’re yes then you’re no
You’re in and you’re out
You’re up and you’re down
You’re wrong when it’s right
It’s black and it’s white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up

You, you don’t really wanna stay, no
You, but you don’t really wanna go, oh

Someone call the doctor
Got a case of a love bipolar
Stuck on a rollercoaster
Can’t get off this ride

You change your mind
Like a girl changes clothes

‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold
You’re yes then you’re no
You’re in and you’re out
You’re up and you’re down
You’re wrong when it’s right
It’s black and it’s white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up

You, you don’t really wanna stay, no
You, but you don’t really wanna go, oh

‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold
You’re yes then you’re no
You’re in and you’re out
You’re up and you’re down, down, down, down…

She insults her hypothetical boyfriend by using gendered insults, conveniently reinforcing the patriarchal message that the worst thing to be is a woman. The most worrying thing about this song is that it implies that it isn’t ok to change your mind. This song is being sung along to by thousands of teenage girls. So Not Cool.

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Responses

  1. Despite the fact that I can’t stand the myriad of male supremacist reasons for the fact of Katy Perry’s ‘musical’ existence, I actually prefer it when the girls at my work put on this song. It is far, far, far, far, far and away the least misogynist song that they are listening to at the moment.

  2. Oh, and the girls I’m talking about are pre-teen. Exposure to woman-hatred starts day one.

  3. “you PMS like a bitch”?!

    Nice double-whammy woman-slur there…

  4. It seems like almost every popular song has a wince worthy moment. Then they play over and over again and it gets stuck in your head.


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