Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Sobbin' Women"

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: this movie is one of my favorites for its wonderful singing and dancing, as well as for the hilarity of it's so obvious sexism. This song is the perfect example of how offensive this film is!
I thought of this in our class discussion when we were discussing a certain comfort in dependency on men. This song shows this from a male perspective, where the men over-exaggerate their charm over women. Here, the seven brothers recount the Rape of the Sabine Women, claiming that despite all their whining "secretly they was overjoyed" at being captured by Roman soldiers. The brothers plan to catch themselves some wives in a similar manner. Awesome, right? I bet their girls will love that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfNAUCKGcaE

Enjoy! (couldn't get the link to embed properly, but have fun watching this ridiculous number!)

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