Friday, December 7, 2007
Reba McEntire-Fancy: Jacqui Duthie
-I found this song “Fancy” by Reba McEntire from one of my cds. I have a few of her cds, so I am aware of her music.
-Well, this song is about a mother forcing her daughter sell herself to men to make money for the family. The mother wants the daughter to look “fancy” so she would get paid more. The lyrics state that the family was poor and the mother could not find a job. That is when she sent her daughter out on the street.
-This song is a story about a family that is struggling and made sacrifices. The mainstream ignores these stories because people do not want to hear why women sell themselves. People just think of the stereotypes and do not want to know the real reason.
-I think this song is empowering. This song is about a girl who was trying to help her family and would have don’t anything. I do not think this song will change society. Only because I do not feel that people would want to help the lives of prostitutes. Some people can be stubborn.
-I do not think if there were more song like this that it would not be understood. The mainstream music business does not want to hear about hardship of feminism and women’s rights. To be honest, most popular songs out today are about having sex and doing drugs.
-I think Reba McEntire’s work is amazing. She has many songs that are about different needs and issues that because do not notice. She had a television show that was about a family, and during that show they covered many different issues.