This week during class the readings have discussed the dynamics of the 5 sexes of humans showing that there is no such thing as a "normal" human being. There are too many variations to say one is the right or normal way. While looking for pop culture artifacts for to blog about this week, my iTunes playlist shuffled to Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl". This chart topping single not only put Katy Perry on the map, but also blew up discussions of bisexuality/lesbianism. Is Katy Perry bi-sexual? Is she a lesbian? Or is she just looking for a number one song? I decided to Google her album and look at the rest of her songs. She twists and contorts the "norm" of human living. Besides "I Kissed a Girl", "One of the Boys" "Futuristic Lover" and "Your So Gay" are all songs on her album that are about peoples sexualities.
One of the Boys: " I don't want to be one of the boys, one of your guys, just give me a chance to prove to you tonight that I just want to be one of the girls"
Futuristic Lover: "They say be afraid, you're not like the others, futuristic lover, Different DNA, They don't understand you"
Your so Gay: " Your so gay but you don't even like boys, no you don't even like, don't even like boys but your so gay"
Her songs range from a "Teenage Dream" about their first sexual experiences to her kissing a girl for a lesbian/bi-sexual experience, to being seen as "one of the boys" or falling for a non-normative relationship to then calling out someone for being homosexual. She may have just gotten married does she dabbles in different experiences? More power to you the "California Girl".