Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I kissed a girl - part 2

Okay, now I'm obsessed. Son is still singing the song. Song is stuck in my head. It's a damn catchy song! It's just the words I'm having trouble with...

So I went looking online. Turns out the singer, Katy Perry, was brought up in a Christian household by 2 pastors (figures) and originally sang Christian gospel. She then shifted over to...well...popular music.

I guess one of the reasons I'm obsessed with this right now is that I just went to a lecture at J's school about keeping kids safe online. It was actually a good presentation, and I learned a lot. The question here is, will exposing J to songs like this be harmful to him? I feel like the YouTube video is pretty suggestive, as are the lyrics to the song. On the other hand, if I make a big deal out of it, he'll be even more interested in it. And on the other hand (yes, I have 3 hands), if he actually understands the song (which I don't think he does), maybe it's good for him to have a more flexible understanding of sexual orientation, since the inflexible one we currently have seems to be doing no good in our society.

Stay tuned for part 3.

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