“Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

“Give me a sign:
Hit me baby one more time”

Umm, okay.  This is the relationship you’re desperate to go back to?  Where the guy beats you?  I mean, okay, you want him to, and maybe it’s some sort of completely adult consensual S&M type thing which is no one’s business but yours and his…

…of course, if that’s the case, why did you make millions of people all over the world hear about it?

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  1. Jai was quite disturbed by a kid singing kareoke to my sherona at the shopping centre today….

    “Never gonna stop, give it up.
    Such a dirty mind. Always get it up for the touch
    of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Sharona…”


    I remember ranting about this to colleagues when this song first came out… which was– oh gawd, when I was about 16. I said it was either TMI S&M or romanticising relationship violence.

    I mean, when it’s combined with “My loneliness is killing me,” and all that stuff about still believing, it strikes me as classic “ZOMG abusive relationship” stuff. Like, “I’d rather be with an abusive creep than alone, blah blah blah.”

    And even if it WAS “consensual adult S&M,” Britney was like, 15 when she did that song, so, EW. Consensual and adult was NOT what she was marketed as.

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