It was the 80’s and a music icon had yet to reach the zenith of her meteoric rise to global popularity. Like many artist before and after, Cyndi Lauper had to deal with pressure from record label executives. The record company had a lot of material they wanted her to record, but Cyndi knew that though she could write songs, the label wouldn’t be so amenable to let her write her own materials. In a stroke of genius Cyndi altered a lot of the songs that were thrown her way, often changing the lyrics to suit her. The best example of this lyrical alteration would be the platinum certified single “Girls Just Want to Have Fun“. Lauper says the original lyrics of the song dealt more with a girl pleasing a man, and therefore she changed the lyrics, wanting the song to be more of an anthem as she felt the original song seemed misogynistic.
This song was instrumental in planting falsity into the mind of millions around the world; because of Ms. Lauper’s anthem many people feel that girls just want to have fun. I am writing to tell you that this is horribly false. Girl’s just do not in fact want to have fun. I am about to debunk the latest bit of disinformation for free. I am in fact going to present you evidence that will help you view women in a totally different light.
What the Ladies Say
Franz Fanon had an interesting critique of communism. He said that a classless society is not a raceless society. Why do I bring this up well because words are deceiving. When for instance someone says black-people the term is misleading. Depending on the continent, country, culture subculture it can have a different meaning. When we talk about women who do we mean? That subgroup “women” is so wide a group. Nowadays our definitions of the sexes is much more complex, its not simply about being born with either Lunch Special 1: Meat and 2 veg or Lunch special 2 the $10 dinner box. One of the critiques of feminism was that it didn’t recognize cultural, national and religious differences among the many types of women. The women who the feminist at least in this country catered to were Caucasian women. In the U.S., the 19th Amendment, passed in 1920 gave women the right to vote. The right to vote wasn’t for women everywhere. native american women where not given citizenship until 1924; therefore could not vote until then. There was still Jim crow laws in the South that affected African American Women’s right to vote.
She wants you to
Make her feel Like she is the only Girl in the World Like She’s the only one that you’ll ever love. Like She’s the only one who knows your heart.
If You are a rude boy she wants the following
- She wants to know if you “can get it up” and subsequently upon getting it up she wants to know if you are “big enough”
- She wants you to take it
- She wants to give it to you harder, she wants to turn you out.
She is very clear She wants you to and I quote:
Listen to Khia My Neck, My back
She wants you to come prepared and I quote
Break me off, show me what you got
Cause I don`t want, no one minute man
Listen to Missy’s One Minute Man
She wants to know:
Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else gets me frustrated
Listen to Avril’s Complicated
She wants you to know she has one hand in her pocket and is happy about that though she isn’t a pervert and self-polluting herself with that one hand. The Jury is out on weather or not she had cut huge hand fitting holes in the pocket before she put her hand in.
Listen to Alanis’ Hand In my Pocket
She wants to soak up the sun and tell everyone to lighten up. I am telling you if you want to do this please use protection, UV glasses, spf 40- 200 depending on how pale you are and wear a condom or stuff one in. You cannot be too careful.
Listen to Sheryl Crow’s Soak Up the Sun
She wants you to:
Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
This is really an invitation to snort cocaine so you can feel butterflys expectorating in your eyes when you breathe.
There is no link!!! Dont ever listen to this song
Suerte que mis pechos sean pequenos
why no los confundas con montanas
Wants you to be thankful her breast are small and humble (according to the English translation) because if they weren’t (small and humble) you would confuse them for mountains
One thing you cannot Deny
Everyone has their own definition of fun and one cannot take trite songs at face value. Every time I would ask my sort of current lady or past ladies questions like: “what do you want to eat?” ” Where do you wanna go ?” “When do you want to go?” etc I never got the answer: “MrMary’s Real Name I just wanna have fun.” Actually I usually hear:
- Remember those shoes we saw in the window, I love them but in a different color because I have some pants that I could wear that with , you know the ones ….
- I want you to talk more to me during that random 5 minute window of time where I don’t have an attitude, or a gripe with you that I am not telling you, or information I am trying to clandestinely squeeze out you when you least expect it.
- I want to change the new curtains they dont match any more and look old although they were bought 2 months ago during a sale
- We’ll go once I finish putting on my make up when will I be done? …I dont know how long would it take you to create a whole new face for yourself
- Nothing, nothing is wrong, I just look like I have a violent case of amoebic dysentery for no reason and my colon is goign to implode under the weight….
Everyone defines fun differently. Cyndi Lauper doesnt speak for all women and for all times. There are some women who do not want to have fun at all ( more often then not are called in our culture called divorcées) and this myth obviously makes it harder for them to stew in their bitterness. A quick survey of what women themselves wanted clearly showed that they each wanted something different and they each defined fun differently. Some of them actually wanted people to sit out in the sun, lighten up and get skin cancer, other wanted you to remember that breasts and mountains do go together, hence the grand tetons in the American SouthWest (seriously look it up
(The origin of the current name is controversial. The most common explanation is that “Grand Teton” means “large teat” in French, named by either French-Canadian or Iroquois members of an expedition led by Donald McKenzie of the North West Company. However, other historians disagree, and claim that the mountain was named after the Teton Sioux tribe of Native Americans)
While they sometimes may “wanna have fun” none, they certain never “just wanna have fun.” Do you see the difference between wanting to have fun and just wanting to have fun. Its quite different isn’t it?
Question for my female Readers
When You want to have fun, what do you do? and Do you just wanna have fun ?
Gallery of Girls having Fun