Song Analysis (Pink's Stupid Girls)

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Pink’s “Stupid Girls” is about the way the media portrays women and how that portrayal influences the behavior of women in society. Pink conveys this message through the use of her lyrics and the historical context from the song. When Pink says, “Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back”, she seems to be saying that the media sends women the message that the way women in the media communicate with men is the way they should be doing it as well. Women in the media often use their looks to get the attention of men and that is why so many women end up getting plastic surgery; they want to enhance the way they look because they think that looks is all that is important. At one point of the song Pink states, “What happened to the dreams of a girl president? She’s dancing in the video next to 50 Cent.” This shows that women are only viewed as sex symbols and not as serious, determined individuals. By saying this she is pointing out how women in media are only used for the way they look. This gives little girls watching the media the idea that women are only good for their looks. It makes them form their goals around looking pretty; whereas, if they had an image of a strong women running for president then they would want to be something more than someone beautiful. Pink released this song in 2006; in the years leading up to 2006 there were many instances in which the media made women to be seen as jokes. For instance, in 2005 Carl’s Jr. released an ad with Paris Hilton that showed her in a bikini on top of a nice car eating a burger. This further assessed the idea that women were seen as sex symbols. Then there are the incidents in which both Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian came out with sex tapes. This is an example of the negative idea in which Pink was referring to; if little girls see that these women found success or fame in making a sex tape, then they figure that the way to be successful is to use their body not their minds. Pink used all these types...
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