Monday, June 29, 2009

What About Me?

“What About Me?” was an extremely powerful film that provided a new outlook on life, love, and death.  Using the opinions and beliefs of a variety of people from all around the world, Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Cato were able to write breathtaking lyrics about a variety of topics.  The one that stood out the most to me was about not “loving” someone, but “needing” someone.  They went on to say that when you say, “I love you” what you’re really saying is “I need you.”  And for the most part, that is true.  When you love someone, you are 100 percent comfortable around him or her, yet at the same time you’re completely terrified of losing that person.

What was surprising was that, no matter how unique the culture, the men and women had about the same view on love.  Each interview and lyric contributed something about how a woman has so much power when it comes to relationships, sex, and family.  This is because a man lusts so much for a woman’s touch, scent, and presence; women turn a mans need into power.  However, there was one man in the film who mentioned that if a man needs his wife sexually she cannot deny him, and it is not considered rape.  Was this supposed to mean that a woman only has power up until she weds?  But then the film continued to mention how if it weren’t for the woman, family would fall apart; so does she only lose her sexual power?

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