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re: Original 'I Enjoy Being a Girl' lyrics: Sexist or just reflective of Linda Low?
Last Edit: PlayWiz 03:37 pm EST 12/10/18
Posted by: PlayWiz 03:30 pm EST 12/10/18
In reply to: Original 'I Enjoy Being a Girl' lyrics: Sexist or just reflective of Linda Low? - WaymanWong 01:22 pm EST 12/10/18

I don't understand the need (or choice) to rewrite Hammerstein's lyrics. Such women like the one described in the song still exist. There's even one in my extended family, I must confess. She does nothing all day except talk on the phone, watch tv, put on makeup, go shopping mainly for clothes, be lazy, and transmit her wishes and orders to her children and her husband to do all the chores. The President has "executive time"; this lady has "mirror time". She has no desire to have a job or exert herself, other than to be treated to things, as she's a classic narcissist. Other than that, she's actually a lovely person. Not every woman wants to "have it all" meaning having both a home life and a job. The song was written for a specific person in the show, and frankly, such women aren't extinct outside the show. Have women come a long way since the show was written? Absolutely, but not all women want this type of progressive lifestyle for themselves, and some conservative women are very threatened by the thought of having to get off their asses and work.
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