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More Le Tigre - "F.Y.R."

I just posted a Le Tigre video on the class blog, and it reminded me of this song, which is similar in sentiment to the Pozner article about people challenging the vitality of feminism. It's kind of hard to understand the lyrics, and they're really great, so I'm posting them here in the extended entry. Oh, and there's some swearing and stuff, so don't pump up the volume if you work at a Baptist nursing home, or whatever.


Ten short years of progressive change
Fifty fuckin years of calling us names
Can we trade title nine for an end to hate crime?
RU-486 if we suck your fuckin dick?
One step forward, five steps back
One cool record in the year of rock-rap
Yeah we got all the power getting stabbed in the shower
And we got equal rights on ladies nite

Feminists we're calling you!
Please report to the front desk!
Let's name this phenomenon!
It's too dumb to bring us down!

F.Y.R. fifty years of ridicule
F.Y.R. take another picture

Mrs. Doubtfire on mother's day
On-the-job stalker for equal pay
Toss us a few new AIDS drugs
As national healthcare bites the dust
While you were on vacation
Black people didn't get reparations
You know these days no one's exploited
Sorry dude can't hear ya with my head in the toilet

Feminists we're calling you!
Please report to the front desk!
Let's name this phenomenon!
It's too dumb to bring us down!

F.Y.R. fifty years of ridicule
F.Y.R take another picture

You've really come a long way baby
Its you, not the world, thats totally crazy
Cuz we really rocked the fuckin vote
With election fraud in poor zip codes
Celebrate gay marriage in vermont
By enforcing those old sodomy laws
One step forward five steps back
We tell the truth they turn up the laugh track

Feminists we're calling you!
Please report to the front desk!
Let's name this phenomenon!
It's too dumb to bring us down!