Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sexism Kills

Sorry the article is a bit dated but this is one of the reasons I don't want to live in Japan anytime soon: Japan, Land of Rising Poverty

That ought to teach women to marry and be obedient to their men and not piss them off. And now, a message from John & Yoko circa 1972 (although the original phrase was coined by Yoko in 1967)...

John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Woman Is the N-- of the World

Woman is the n-- of the world
Yes she is...think about it
Woman is the n-- of the world
Think about it...do something about it
We make her paint her face and dance
If she won't be slave, we say that she don't love us
If she's real, we say she's trying to be a man
While putting her down we pretend that she is above us
Woman is the n-- of the world...yes she is
If you don't believe me take a look to the one you're with
Woman is the slaves of the slaves
Ah yeah...better scream about it
We make her bear and raise our children
And then we leave her flat for being a fat old mother then
We tell her home is the only place she would be
Then we complain that she's too unworldly to be our friend
Woman is the n-- of the world...yes she is
If you don't believe me take a look to the one you're with
Woman is the slaves of the slaves
Yeah (think about it)
We insult her everyday on TV
And wonder why she has no guts or confidence
When she's young we kill her will to be free
While telling her not to be so smart we put her down for being so dumb
Woman is the n-- of the world...yes she is
If you don't believe me take a look to the one you're with
Woman is the slaves of the slaves
Yes she is...if you believe me, you better scream about it.
We make her paint her face and dance...

Yoko Ono: Voice Piece For Soprano (1961)