Equal applies to everyone, male, female, black, whie, etc.
We see in the video of the song where it talks about being gay is synonymous with the lesser meaning of less quality or in rank. He is stating that the gays or lesbians are below those who are straight in the relationship. It needs to be stated ahead of time that no matter how you feel, we are all equal. Should that include how we are in a way of being homosexual or hetrosexual.
In the video I feel that the women are being objectified because of the way that they are dressed. Its provocative to see it in my views on a youtube video where their could be young kids looking at this stuff. In both of the videos, we do see that either genders are either opposite color.
In watching the video, I just feel that the purpose of these videos are making it seems that they all want to make it feel that this is natural in today’s society to show images of people dress with provocative clothes. . We can’t change how people make their videos and exploit they way that they do their videos.
As someone like myself who is a Christian, I wasn’t brought up to judge in any type of way of how people choose their sexuality or the equality of their lives. Yes we should all be equal with everyone around us. I was allways told that we are equal no mater what. As we see in the following paragraph,
In Macklemore song, we see the following lyrics:
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren’t anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that’s not important
No freedom ’til we’re equal, damn right I support it
In this paragraph, he was taught that it’s not anointed to preach hate at a church service but to put it in a song that you think that if you were gay, then hip-hop hates you. It doesn’t make any sense. If we are all equal, then you are the same as others and it is important to understand that you are equal. No matter what race, sex, gender or culture you are coming from, you are and should be treated as the same as others.
In another verse of the song, Macklemore states this:
For those that liked the same sex
Had the characteristics
The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don’t know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
I don’t know
He is making a statemebnt that it is long forgotten that God still loves his children no matter what. The book he referes to that was written thirty-five hundred years ago is the Bible.
In the Robin Thicke song, Blurred Lines, he talks about how the girl is getting nasty and the way that she grabs him. just the way that she is dressed is images that are not being controlled. This is what I was stating before how we are having humans in the videos we need to have more control over whats being filmed. In both videos, I don’t see any sexual orientation going on due to the fact that both men and women are in the videos, but they do have both blacls and whites in it.