Why We Shouldn’t Ban Blurred Lines

Month: September 2013

Why We Shouldn’t Ban Blurred Lines

I think Blurred Lines is a horrible song, let’s get that out to start with. Its lyrics appear to condone date rape and the song’s ‘I’ seems to think that if he doesn’t like what someone is saying/doing, he can interpret their words/actions however he wants (“I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it”. And how exactly do you know that Robin, are you a professional in body language? Or did she use semaphore? If it’s all the same to you, I’m going to stick with actual vocal communication). The video objectifies women and presents nakedness as…

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Prepare To Party With Priscilla At The Marlowe

Prepare to party at the Marlowe Theatre this week as Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes to Canterbury! The musical follows the story of three male drag queens who live in Sydney and venture off to Alice springs across the Australian outback in their bus named ‘Priscilla’. It’s about love, loss and family and teaches us all how it is sometimes difficult to be accepted into society because we are different. It teaches us all to be tolerant and have compassion with all people. Each production requires 500 costumes, 200 hats, 100 wigs and 150 pairs of shoes. The extravagant…

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InQuire Fresher’s Playlist 2013

    We at InQuire have amassed our various music tastes to try and create a Fresher’s Week playlist for everyone. Songs range all the way from cheesy to cool, alternative to poppy. If you’re having pre-drinks, or even just relaxing at home, the InQuire Fresher’s playlist should make an excellent companion for your Freshers’ Week….

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String of Universities Ban Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines on Campus

Several universities have now banned Robin Thicke’s chart topping song, Blurred Lines, from being played in bars and venues on campus. Edinburgh was the first to ban the song in early September, followed by Leeds and now the University of Derby and the University of West Scotland. Hollie O’Connor, president of the University of Derby students union, said that the union “wanted to be part of taking a stand because the song promotes an unacceptable attitude towards women and heavily objectifies them.” The controversy around the song has originated from its alleged objectification of women, as well as the…

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Hustle Star Wows National Audiences

Adrian Lester, star of the BBC’s Hustle, has wowed audiences at the National Theatre with his sensational performance as Othello in this Shakespearean production. Manipulated by his devilish friend Iago, played by Rory Kinnear, Othello is turned against the love of his life, Desdemona, with brutal consequences. The play itself keeps the Shakespearean language, but is set within modern times, with parallels drawn between the war in the play and such wars in Afghanistan or Iraq. Adrian Lester commands the language with such lyricism that, even with a lack of Shakespearean knowledge, you cannot help but be brought into the…

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