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Tag Archive: Lady Gaga

Sep 09 2013

Lady Gaga and the burqa: it’s personal

My blog on Lady Gaga’s use of burqa (actually niqab) imagery was a discussion of relevant topoi in broad terms – it conceded that never having worn hijab or been made to, I can’t speak to what that’s like any more than Gaga. This is a guest post, as promised, from Marwa Berro of Between a Veil …

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Sep 04 2013

What really lies behind Lady Gaga’s burqa?

At London’s iTunes Festival on Sunday night, Lady Gaga premiered several new tracks from her forthcoming album. Chief among them and opening her set was ‘Aura’, in which Gaga – clad all in black, face covered below the eyes, miming – gyrated to the chorus, Do you want to see me naked, lover? Do you …

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Aug 08 2012

Born what way? Why Lady Gaga’s hit is a bad anthem

I’m beautiful in my way ‘Cause God makes no mistakes I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way. Catchy, isn’t it? As a song and an expression of self-love, “Born This Way” is great, but I’d argue those four lines show the gay community’s worst faults today. Their line of thought is …

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