"Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn is SO DUMB

I love Robyn. She's great! But OMG, "Call Your Girlfriend" is absolutely ridiculous.

Basically, the premise of this song is that Robyn is hooking up with a guy who has a girlfriend and she is telling him he needs to break up with her and also giving him advice on how to do this.

Here's the song:

Okay. Reasons this is dumb:
  1. First of all, it's not acceptable to be the other woman, ever. Even ignoring the fact that it's just rude to the girlfriend, there's that saying (a very true saying, I might add) that if he'll cheat on someone for you, he'll cheat on you for someone else.
  2. Next, why are you having to tell him this? You say, "It's time you had the talk." Does that mean you've been secretly hooking up for a while? Is he hesitant to break up with his girlfriend? Because if so, he might not actually want to be with you.
  3. She's giving him the worst advice ever. Following her advice in this song would look something like this: "We need to talk. It's not your fault, but I found somebody new. Don't get upset! We're still going to be friends. Oh and by the way, you're never going to be happy again until you fall in love with someone else." That is the WORST BREAKUP EVER! 
  4. Also, after all that garbage advice in the chorus, the chorus ends with "And then you let her down easy." Um, no, because you already told her you're breaking up with her for someone else. So you can't "let her down easy" from there. 
Overall, I hate it when women encourage bad behavior like this. Any girlfriend would be really upset to be in this situation, but the rules don't apply when you're the one doing the stealing? Ridiculous.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly if someone is taking dating advice from a pop song, and a crappy one at that, they are doing the other person a favor by dumping them. Really! Date anyone else and it's an upgrade.