I HATE THE SONG "I KISSED A GIRL" (the new one).
In case you are missing out, the lyrics are here
Let me sum it up:
"I was drinking, got curious, and kissed a girl. It was pretty hot, but I'm so not a lesbian! I hope my boyfriend doesn't mind (wink wink) but I know he'll think it's hawt because I know it makes me a "bad girl" who is sexually attractive because she needs to be 'put in her place' by a man, preferably if it involves both girls, omg!"
Almost as much as I hate the song itself, I hate NPR asking teens about how "edgy" it is.
HEY GUESS WHAT? Fetishising sex between two women is NOT EDGY. It is an old, unoriginal, and boring way that people have been delegitimizing female sexual attraction for a very long time.
So thanks, Katy Perry, for whoring yourself out at the expense of queer women everywhere. People who have an interest in appropriating same-sex attraction for straight sexuality and patriarchy will be forever grateful to you.
I think what is most infuriating about the whole thing is that naturally people talk about it as if it's a sign of progress in the acceptance of lesbian and bisexual identities. Yeah, totally, just like girl-on-girl porn is responsible for the gay rights movement.