This may be the most common reaction I get after my blog post about lady gaga. I’m a huge fan of Lady Gaga, and all of her music. I just don’t think she is really a good role model for women, in general. She is a talented artist, and I want to believe that she is a good person.
Well, that’s a little harsh, because it’s not just me who thinks so. In fact, there are many women in my life who agree with me. It’s really a shame that some people think that way, because many women in the music industry don’t have the same issues I have. It’s very easy to say “well she is a woman, therefore she is not a good role model for women” because that’s exactly what we’ve been taught to do.
Ladies, its not that you are not good role models, its that you have been taught to be what you are and its not the best thing for you.
To be clear, I am not saying that female musicians are not good role models, I am saying that we are being taught to be what we are. That makes us less and less likely to be creative and different than we could be. The problem is that as women we are taught to be what we are all too often, and that is to be pretty, or to have a degree, or to be famous.
If you’ve ever seen a documentary on female musicians, you will see what I mean. It is not an easy road, especially as a woman, but it is possible. All you need to do is to make some noise and you will find others who share a similar attitude. I know I am not alone in this.
I’m not talking about women who are musicians. I’m talking about women who are in the music industry. I’m talking about women in a position where they are in charge of a band, or a single. They have a lot of power and they may very well be the target of harassment if you’re not careful. The problem is that the very thing that makes them different from the rest is also what makes them different from us.
The problem is that many women in the music industry are doing it because they are in a position of power. Most of us are not in that position. We do not have a lot of power, so we don’t really know how to do shit. We don’t know how to make people work together. Most of us use our power as an excuse to be a bitch, but that doesn’t really make us a bitch. So we are doing it. We are being harassed.
Lady Gaga is the latest victim of this bullshit. Although her career in music is over, she took a break from music until the end of this year. Then she came out of nowhere with the launch of the “music video for “Born This Way.” This video was the single most talked about video in a major music video contest. At the end of the contest she had over 70 million views in a 24 hour period.
Lady Gaga has been the butt of countless jokes for years. We’re not surprised at all that she has come out of nowhere and taken this kind of massive amount of attention.
People who get upset when someone makes a joke about another person’s career are usually the ones who don’t get a lot of respect from their peers. But Gaga’s sudden sudden career drop in a 24 hour period is not that surprising. The fact that it’s not her first time cutting people’s hair, making clothes, and designing jewelry is not that surprising either. The only thing that’s surprising is why she’s taking a break from music and why she didn’t just pick a new career.