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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-08-12 03:42 PM
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Banned from the radio: Loretta Lynn 1975 "The Pill" Still be banned today?
Edited on Thu Mar-08-12 03:47 PM by madfloridian
 
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Posted on YouTube: December 14, 2009
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Posted on DU: March 08, 2012
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More about the song from the NYT this week

"But I also worry that despite the exhilaration of recent weeks, when everything seemed to break their way in large part as a result of stupefying blunders by their adversaries, the Democrats still have a substantive job to do.

If you think my concern is unfounded, heres a little experiment. Go to YouTube and listen to Loretta Lynn sing The Pill. The song was a country music hit for her back in 1975, a feminist anthem in its message if not in its rustic imagery:

You wined me and dined me when I was your girl
Promised if Id be your wife youd show me the world
But all Ive seen of this old world is a bed and a doctor bill
Im tearing down your brooder house cause now Ive got the pill.

Listen to the song, and dont miss the line: This incubator is overused because youve kept it filled. Listen, and ask yourself whether this song would get air time on a commercial station today. I wouldnt bet on it."

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/accidental-heroines/?hp
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FloriTexan Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-08-12 06:33 PM
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1. That's great!
Who knew!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-12 04:00 PM
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2. a strong streak of progressive thought in some of country's greatest!
never heard that song! and who can forget Dixie Chicks unintentional battle with radio?

there's a long glorious history of country stars standing up for causes and beliefs!

Take Emmylou Harris' Oscar Winner from Brokeback Mountain - m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUOfIKtrlBrw&v=UOfIKtrlBrw&gl=US

Garth Brooks fighting for all in We Shall Overcome - video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1419784736758648402

and Dolly putting a track on Transamerica, that got her an Oscar nod - m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dmx_I-byng78&v=mx_I-byng78&gl=US

Thanks to them!!!
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