Gaga Stigmata and Free Bitch Feminism

By | November 5, 2010

Monster BallA couple weeks ago, following a short Twitter exchange, Meghan Vicks — who is one of the editors over at Gaga Stigmata, the amazing critical e-journal I totally would contribute to on a daily basis if only I could give up this annoying habit of sleeping — asked if I’d be willing to participate in a collaborative written discussion on Lady Gaga and feminism. Given my demonstrated interest in Gaga-analysis, I leapt at the chance to contribute. The end product includes some outstanding points of discussion on gender, bodies, objectification, (in)authenticity, crazy shoes, and the state of Camille Paglia’s lawn. I even got the chance to float my theory of Gaga as harbinger of a postgender cultural shift, and to revisit the “Telephone” crotch shot. It was a very good time.

You can read the post in all its lengthy thoughtfulness here: Free Bitch Feminism: The Post-Gender of Lady Gaga.


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Laura on November 5, 2010 at 11:52 am.

Absolutely fabulous. I love it. For some reason, I had to open up a word document and just started copying and pasting my favorite parts, so that I would be able to remember them and refer to them at any time. I bow to Gaga and I bow to you and the other authors.

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Arwen on November 18, 2010 at 12:07 am.

Today, I got no work done because of this post! It was completely awesome. And then, of course, I had to go watch the videos, ponder the relevance of Paglia, read other bits of Gaga Stigmata, and …. Well. So fascinating and brilliant.

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