We Heart: “Blurred Lines” Parodies

blurredlineEver since Robin Thicke’s recording of “Blurred Lines” and its accompanying video was released, people have been talking about the rape-y nature of the lyrics and the nudity of the women models in the uncensored version of the video. After Thicke claimed that “Blurred Lines” is actually “a feminist movement in itself,” the talk turned to why “Blurred Lines” most definitely is not.

While these discussions about rape culture and how society treats women as sexual objects are important, they are only giving Thicke and his video extra publicity. Instead, we’re going to show some excellent videos that subvert the message “Blurred Lines” and are truly funny.

This gender-swapped version by Mod Carousel shows how ridiculous the objectification in the original video is.

This video uses “Blurred Lines” to celebrate Wendy Davis and the pro-choice movement.

And, last but not least, this video, “Lame Lines,” offers a great critique of the message in the original song.


All videos from YouTube

“Line” image from Flickr user evmaiden under license from Creative Commons 2.0



  1. I never understood why people use “douche bag” to describe unsavoury characters.
    ” A douche bag is a piece of equipment for douching—a bag for holding the fluid used in douching (rinsing) the vagina.”[1] – and often thought to make one feel ‘fresher’.

    Whenever I’ve encountered “An individual who has an over-inflated sense of self worth, compounded by a low level of intellegence, behaving ridiculously in front of colleagues with no sense of how moronic he appears. “[2] I have never felt fresher or refreshed in anyway. In fact I often feel upset, sometimes angry but mostly annoyed…

    I would be interested in the etymology of this word.

    [1] Wikipedia
    [2] Urban Dictionary

    • Actually, as health care provider specializing in the pelvic floor, I can attest that “douche bag” is actually pretty fitting. Douching is actually harmful to your vagina. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ lined with a mucus membrane, and washing it out with vinegar and perfume is likely to upset the pH balance and make you MORE prone to infections. If someone has really foul smelling discharge, they have a medical problem and need to see their gynecologist.

      So the douche bag is a lie. It’s something marketed toward women, based on a misogynist idea that their genitals are dirty and need to be “fresh.” But really it will just hurt you.

      Oh, and douche is French for shower.

    • Ryan Moran says:

      I’ve always thought “douche bag” was the perfect insult. Literal douche’s are horrible products that cause a variety of harm with no actual benefits. Comparing a person to such a terrible scam of a product seems like a great way to insult them.

  2. Lyza-
    Douches of either sort aren’t good for woman or vaginas.

    The “hygenic” kind of douche is unnecessary to use on a self-cleaning organ and quite often tends upset the pH of vaginas. Vaginas with upset pH are also much more prone to infections that are often accompanied by bad smells. Sounds “fresh” doesn’t it?

    It is pretty obvious how the poorly behaved kind of douche is bad for women, so I won’t bother explaining that point.

  3. radical-dyke says:

    I would argue though that it isn’t natural for women to be sexual with men.

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