To me, the really sad thing about the delirious puppets featured in the Bad Blood video is their conviction that they are real. Even sadder: because they generate 8-figure annual earnings, have some pull in their closed-off entertainment realms, and are constantly followed by TMZ - they think that they are badass, that they represent the ultimate "Girl Power."
Well, the truth is they represent nothing but silliness, artifice, and utter emptiness. What are these little Girls are made of? Digitally enhanced voices, and unmemorable music with the life expectancy of butterflies, and silly meaningless lyrics, and even sillier antics, and fake emotions, and amateur face-making, and PR-boosted media frenzy, and airbrushed images, and a whole bunch of CGI. That what these little Girls are made of - not a single fresh thought, not a single lasting idea. I mean, they hit such level of dilettante mediocrity in that video, it's hard to soldier through it.
Even worse, they don't realize that they are objects AND instruments of manipulations by the men with real power.
You see, it serves the men's ambitions quite well for this type of Girls to be celebrated. The dominant gender wants their pedestrian, shallow, benign values to be imprinted onto general public. These girlish marionettes are very important -their individual contributions into the dumbing of the masses is incredible! But this video opus is something special! It amplifies the Girls' damaging effect: together they stay united - not as powerful human entities they think they are, but as a bunch of well-compensated Barbie Dolls on display. Of course, all girls want to be just like them! It's the Toys"R"Us effect!
And for the hetero-male audience? It's the same ages-old flesh peddling: hooker looks, non-existent clothing or skintight latex, seven-inch heels, and, as a bonus, the all-time favorite subject matter - the catfight.
The bitching kittens are not a threat to the gender disbalance at all. On the contrary, with every step they make and every sound they utter, they throw away everything women were able to gain so far in the hard-fought struggle for equality, for the right to be treated like humans rather than members of a particular gender.
That's why the male record executives and agents who HANDLE these Girls keep pushing their sissy, non-threatening projects so hard - the more of it is out there polluting every visible and audible media, the less there is room for something real and stirring!
If these girly bitches really cared about Female Power, they would go and hide their painted faces under their huge pillows in their oversized doll houses. Their withdrawal from the toolbox of mass manipulations would really benefit the women's fight for equality.
And you, Joseph Kahn, The Bride is coming for you. Now, that she is done with Bill, she can find time to teach you a lesson or two. Because, there is homage and there is cheap, uninspiring imitation. And you wouldn't know the difference even if it ruptured you with a katana.