Re: Iffy song lyrics spark controversy at practice
Posted by: Anonymous (IP Logged)
Date: August 02, 2005 10:21AM
Well... Where to start... The idea that this is being used in a pee-wee league shouldn't even enter this. These kids will hear the song, no matter what the age.
That said, I didn't understand what the song meant, and I'm 24. When I asked around, I was told that 'hollaback girl' meant a girl who would let a guy step all over her and talk about her just to be loved. In other words, a woman who didn't care what the guy she loved did to her. Gwen is saying she isn't one, and I believe, all in all, that it is a good message to send to girls that age. Far too many girls these days are being exploited by boys and men and it needs to stop. If a song can do it, yay for the song.
The fact that the parents over-all agreed to have the song played is enough. Yes, maybe they didn't know what it meant in the beginning, but we have one mother in an uproar over it. Perhaps someone needs to take her Premsyn and stop crusading against using a song that is past its prime anyhow. These little girls are going to be devastated if they worked this hard only to not be allowed to use the routine they learned.