Essay on Radical Feminism on Lana Del Rey

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“The conduct and manners of women, in fact, evidently prove that their minds are not in a healthy state; for, like the flowers which are planted in too rich a soil, strength and usefulness are sacrificed to beauty; and the flaunting leaves, after having pleased a fastidious eye, fade, disregarded on the stalk, long before the season when they ought to have arrived at maturity” (Wollstonecraft 7). This is a view in which several feminists abide with and can relate to; the idea that women have the wrong intentions and goals for their lives, that they are treated like children and are predestined to act like children, instead of adults. Although the Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft was written in 1972, this…show more content…
It is the idea what the male will always be the dominant character and will always be in charge of the important decision. Women are treated almost equal to children. “Women are conditioned to a passive sexual role” (Heywood 242), Radical feminists seek to abolish the sexual roles which have been assigned to women; they seek to exterminate that image of the dominance of men over women in rap videos and movies. The main issues of radical feminism are women's liberation, patriarchy, gender equality and sexual politics. The progress in which feminists occur to achieve is set back daily by the media and individuals such as Lana Del Rey. Within the album Born to Die, there are several songs with lyrics that display a meaning which defeats the purpose of what radical feminists are attempting to achieve in todays day and age. The lyrics on Lana Del Rey's album present self destructive behaviour which shows a lack of self respect. In the song God's and Monsters, Del Rey sings the lyrics “No one's gonna take my soul away, I'm living like Jim Morrison, headed towards a fucked up holiday, motel spree spree's and I'm singing, fuck yeah give it to me this is heaven what I truly want, it's innocence lost.” This is a display of a lack of self respect and therefore gives men the idea that they can disrespect women, and use them for sexual pleasure. The man she refers to, Jim Morrison, was a famous celebrity who died due to a drug overdose. He

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