Tolerant Liberals At UNC Cry “Rape Culture!” Over Song

Literally dozens of people were upset

(Daily Caller) A hysterical and overwrought reaction by a North Carolina student to the song “Blurred Lines” has caused a permanent ban on both the song and the DJ who played it at a campus bar.

The kerfuffle occurred on Saturday night at Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, about two blocks off the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The disturbingly hypersensitive student is UNC senior Liz Hawryluk, reports The Daily Tar Heel, the school newspaper.

Hawryluk took it upon herself to step right into the DJ box when the DJ played “Blurred Lines,” a 2013 song by Robin Thicke. She asked him to stop playing the song because, she and other critics say, it encourages “rape culture” with lyrics like “I know you want it” and, presumably, “Just let me liberate you.”

“Fundamentally, all I was aiming to do is to create a safe space in the Carolina community,” Hawryluk told The Daily Tar Heel. “In a lot of ways, violent or graphic images that allude to sexual violence are triggers.”

These are the same types of fools who put Miley Cyrus up on a pedestal for rubbing her butt into Robin Thicke’s crotch as he sang….Blurred Lines. The same fools who push an “if it feels good, do it” culture. Who extol risky, casual sex. Who promote young women acting in port videos. From the Daily Tar Heel link

Hawryluk took her fight to Facebook. Dozens of students and community advocates flooded Fitzgerald’s Facebook page, condemning the pub for allowing the incident to occur.

Say, when will these same radical feminists go after all the rap and hip hop artists who push the degradation and sexual mistreatment of women?

This week, Fitzgerald’s issued a formal apology to Hawryluk and her friends.

“This song is played by many DJs at Fitzgerald’s, and other places, but it will never be played here again,” Shoaf said in her apology to Hawryluk.

Of course they did this. And they won’t let the DJ “play” there again.

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12 Responses to “Tolerant Liberals At UNC Cry “Rape Culture!” Over Song”

  1. Bruce Briant says:

    “port video”

    Heh.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    I went and looked at the lyrics to the song and I have to say that they are pretty disgusting.

    One thing I ask of you
    Let me be the one you back that ass to
    Go, from Malibu, to Paris, boo
    Yeah, I had a bitch, but she ain’t bad as you
    So hit me up when you pass through
    I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two
    Swag on, even when you dress casual
    I mean it’s almost unbearable
    In a hundred years not dare, would I
    Pull a Pharside let you pass me by
    Nothing like your last guy, he too square for you
    He don’t smack that ass and pull your hair like that
    So I just watch and wait for you to salute
    But you didn’t pick
    Not many women can refuse this pimpin’
    I’m a nice guy, but don’t get it if you get with me

    If I am the owner of the bar, I don’t want that played in my bar either even if it was / is a popular song.

    But you are correct in that the motives and reasoning of the woman matter.

    The song became popular because of people in her age group. If the song bothers you, fight against the artist. Fight against the record company. Talk to people when you hear the song being played in the dorm.

    “Triggering” is another thing to lay on people. In essence it says that some people (those who oppose triggering) can control their urges and some ( always the “other people’) who cannot.

    The bottom line is that the woman and her age group made the song and the culture around the song popular.

    She is free to look around and see the moral devastation it caused, but she is partly responsible for that. Maybe it hurts to look in the mirror?

  3. Nighthawk says:

    Say, when will these same radical feminists go after all the rap and hip hop artists who push the degradation and sexual mistreatment of women?

    Yep. Look at some of the people who were ‘outraged’ about this woman being asked to leave the bar. A lot of them like rap. I saw one that likes Kanye West and others with dubious music likes.

  4. Jeffery says:

    We should all be pleased with any citizen-driven legal action that reduces the trashiness in our culture. The bar responded to its patrons.

    Feminists complain and boycott misogynistic rappers as well, but it’s not feminists who buy the music and keep them in business. It’s not feminists pushing sexualized images of young women.

    Rapper Rick Ross was dropped by Reebok when he rapped about drugging women and raping them. Perhaps we’ve turned the corner. But in a society as free as ours it’s hard to regulate the marketplace.

    gitar’s blaming the victim is par for the course. “She is free to look around and see the moral devastation it caused, but she is partly responsible for that.” wtf? She’s responsible for trashy lyrics because she is a college student?? Tell us all that you know about this young woman you’re smearing.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Teach,

    We get it. Women frighten you. You don’t like women. You don’t understand women. You like pictures of woman, just not real women. Women walk around looking all sexy and stuff, acting like they want it, but then when you try to give it to them they start talking rape and stuff. Some of them make porn videos, some of them watch porn videos, some of them love sex, some of them use birth control… and you know they want it. But when you try to give it to them they start talking rape and stuff. And then that naughty Miley Cyrus rubbed her butt on that guy’s crotch, but when you rub your crotch on some naughty girl who you know wants it, she starts talking rape and stuff. And those naughty girls who extol casual sex… you know they want it. It’s their own fault when they get raped, right?

    One way for a culture to control the behavior of women is to brutalize them when they “misbehave”. Those girls want it… and they have it coming, right?

  6. gitarcarver says:

    gitar’s blaming the victim is par for the course.

    So the woman is now a “victim?”

    I suppose that you think that all women are helpless and need to be called “victims.”

    I know you missed the point but I will try it again. The woman is a part of the culture that allowed this type of music to be made, bought, sold and to be popular.

    She’s not a “victim” of anything.

    We get it. Women frighten you. You don’t like women. You don’t understand women.

    You say that all people on the right have is “name calling” and then you launch into this tirade of manure?

    You always blame people for things but never take responsibility for your own actions.

    Nothing is ever your fault. The people you support never do anything wrong. We get it.

    You have no morals on which to judge others.

  7. david7134 says:

    Why don’t the radical feminist go after Bill Clinton? That guy raped women under the protection of the political offices he held. His wife is just about as bad, if anyone would bother to investigate her past. For that matter, I don’t see the feminist condemning the Muslims for their horrific treatment of women.

    But at the end of the day, if a woman is afraid of the bad guys, just pal up with a good friend — Smith and Wesson. That is the great equalizer and keeps the bad people at bay.

  8. jl says:

    Jeffery’s party lives to keep people thinking of themselves as victims. Here’s a thought- if I were that woman I simply would not frequent that club again.

  9. Jeffery says:

    jl,

    She stated she would not go back. That is one approach. But she also complained, and engaged others to complain as well. The bar was not obligated to respond to the complaints but they chose to discontinue using the trashy “Blurred Lines”. The government was not involved. No laws were broken. She didn’t bomb the establishment or kill or threaten to kill the music provider. She used powers of persuasion. She censured, not censored. Is she intolerant to trashy men who suggest that women need to be forced a little on sex. I guess.

    The clear implication from Teach, his minions and conservatives in general, is that women who enjoy a vigorous sex life on their own terms are sluts, tramps and whores who “deserve” whatever happens to them, since they brought it on themselves.

    This is all part of the conservative plank of controlling “their women”. You’re probably too young to remember the conservative bullroar when birth control pills (the “pill”) became widely available in the 60s (look up Loretta Lynn’s “The Pill”). The idea that the fear of pregnancy no longer kept women chaste was unacceptable. You’re still trying to limit women’s access to birth control even though contraceptives reduce abortion. Anti-abortionists’ lack of concern for born children argues that their motive is the control of women.

  10. gitarcarver says:

    As usual, Jeffery tries to blame everyone but those on his side of the aisle.

    …is that women who enjoy a vigorous sex life on their own terms are sluts, tramps and whores who “deserve” whatever happens to them, since they brought it on themselves.

    Really? Please show proof of this statement.

    Maybe you are confusing being responsible for that “vigorous sex life” and condemning it?

    What would make people think that?

    You’re still trying to limit women’s access to birth control even though contraceptives reduce abortion.

    You want people to stay out of the bedrooms of others (and I agree) but then want other people to pay for what happens in that bedroom.

    Which is it Jeffery?

    Are women strong and independent enough to make their own decisions on sex or do they require the help of others forced at the point of the government sword to pay for those choices?

    You can’t have it both ways.

  11. Jeffery says:

    Perhaps you can explain why prescription contraceptives should not be covered by insurance.

  12. gitarcarver says:

    Perhaps you can explain why prescription contraceptives should not be covered by insurance.

    Perhaps you should explain why you believe people should pay for the choices of others?

    Once again, we see how you think woman are strong and how people should stay out of people’s bedrooms but believe that people should pay for what happens in those bedrooms.

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