Friday, January 14, 2011

it gets better?

Food for thought:

I have mixed feelings about this video. Overall I think the message is positive and the tune fairly catchy and current in terms of musical styles.

But…

What about the individuals who don’t embody the stereotypical roles she has portrayed as being representative? Ok, maybe I’m making something out nothing and I should just appreciate the larger message without nitpicking the details.

My other concern is that yes, while it does get better, for all of us out there after high school… is getting better enough now? Yes, it’s important to give hope and remind people that high school in general is just shitty but not if it means the we shrug our shoulders at what is happening now and let it go in hopes of a better tomorrow.

But… like I said, I like the video and think that the message in general is important & is one that’s close to my heart. And regardless of what your individual beliefs are, at the end of the day, everyone has the right to be treated with dignity & respect.

2 comments:

  1. It also sends a strong, negative message to gays/lesbians in the proverbial closet:

    stay inside because it will suck now; wait until you're done school to express your true self

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  2. good point. hadn't thought about that!

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