Finding Any Reason To Be Offended

We all go shopping all the time. Many times we enter stores and shops that have music in the background.

The music is there for at least two reasons: make the customer comfortable and also have them stay long enough to purchase something. How many people stop and listen to the music and break out dancing or playing air guitar?

If I saw that, I wouldn’t shop in that store again.

So what’s this all about? This article. A woman walks into Trader Joes and happens to hear the Rolling Stones’ Under My Thumb. This was a very early hit of the Stones and even the author herself admits it was released before she was born (1966). Her objection? The lyrics.

Under scrutiny, the lyrics look very anti-woman. Pretty offensive in fact. But what did Mick Jagger have to say about the song in 1995?

“It’s a bit of a jokey number, really. It’s not really an anti-feminist song any more than any of the others… Yes, it’s a caricature, and it’s in reply to a girl who was a very pushy woman”

Of course that’s probably not good enough for the Social Justice League. Some are always looking for offense, even with a song thats 48 years old.

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