Students vs Robin Thicke: The big Blurred Lines university challenge

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Student unions have called on campus representatives to sort a few things out...

Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines Video

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Robin Thicke's controversial pop song Blurred Lines has been banned in more than 20 student unions across the country as university students crack down on sexism.

University College London student union (UCLU) has joined around 20 others, including University of London, Edinburgh, Leeds, Kingston, Derby, Chester, Brighton, Exeter and West Scotland in banning the playing of the song in any of their on-site nightclubs, bars, restaurants and shops.

Power to the people!

UCLU Women's Officer Beth Sutton tweeted...


The student guild of the University of Exeter had an even better explanation, stating, "A song that implies a woman is 'an animal' who 'wants it' because of the way she is dressed is not acceptable. The language within the lyrics and the images within the promotional video are utterly degrading to the female subject.

"Any song that expresses an author's frustration at 'being sick of blurred lines' is beyond unacceptable."

After months of criticism from feminist groups, campaigners and the general public, Robin Thicke has responded saying the song has been completely taken out of context.

He told on interviewer, "If you listen to the lyrics, it says 'That man is not your maker' – it's actually a feminist movement within itself." He added he'd written it "to make us talk about what the relationship between men and women really is".

Errrmmm, so how do you explain the lyric, "I'll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two" and "Nothing like your last guy, he too square for you/ He don't smack that ass and pull your hair like that."

Is that what a relationship is really supposed to be like, Robin?

He later told Radio 1 that the song had been misunderstood, claiming it is all about his wife Paula Pattton, "She's my good girl. And I know she wants it because we've been together for 20 years."

Did the students make a good choice or is it a step too far?

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