I couldn't recognize a Billie Eilish or Tyler the Creator song at all, but all the media I read is suddenly rushing to inform me that Billie needed to apologize for "mouthing" the lyrics to a Tyler the Creator song. When she was 13. Because of a racial slur.
Of course none of the media outlets is willing to say (as distinct from using) the word, so I went looking for it and came across the lyrics to a graphic rape and murder fantasy passing itself off as a song.
And one word is the issue here? That a 13 year old girl "mouthed" along to? Where are the headlines that this is what is passing itself off as entertainment to 13 year old girls???!
It's as if the feminist movement never happened. Little girls can sing along to stories of their mutilation and abuse, but so long as they close their mouths for the racial line (which the original singer can say, apparently), it's all good. The actual contents of that song written by a GROWN MAN are not even worth commenting on in media. And we can use this action to punish this girl years and years later.
Just feeling dejected that this is the world my daughter will grow up in. Like JK Rowling said - I feel there's more open misogyny than I've ever seen in my nearly 4 decades. Is there even anything we can do when the baseline acceptability has shifted so hard?
(Also first time posting, please tell me if this is the wrong circle and will correct)