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Can music be 'too feminine' for men?

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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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I've never seen a female heavy metal fan be called 'masculine' because of her interests in music. I posted the music video below on another forum, and someone criticized me for liking music that is "too feminine." Can someone explain that to me?

I've had the same criticism after posting songs by Tori Amos too. I don't care what anyone insinuates; it's not going to change my tastes in music.


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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

If a certain kind of music speaks to your soul..... screw'em. You like what you like.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

There are a lot of female artists I really like, and there are a lot of songs performed by men that are too feminine for me to enjoy.


Women I Dig:

Shawn Colvin
Gillian Welch
Alison Krauss
The Wilson sisters (Heart)
... and many, many more.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:11 AM
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I'm sorry, but I had to post this. The Shaggs were sisters basically forced to be a band by their dad. Here's a classic.

My point is, people like what they like. When I tell people I like bluegrass, they look at me like I'm from outer space.


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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:31 AM
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Yeah, I get that "You like what!?!" look myself.
Pickin" n grinnin'!



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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: bbarkow

The Shaggs were amazing. As far as I know, Dot's band is still going.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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originally posted by: bbarkow
I'm sorry, but I had to post this. The Shaggs were sisters basically forced to be a band by their dad. Here's a classic.

My point is, people like what they like. When I tell people I like bluegrass, they look at me like I'm from outer space.



I vote that post the worst post on ats ever
Why would you do that to people

Yes there is music to girly and poppy, each to their own



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

The beauty of music is that it transcends all barriers. Music that started out as racial music has passed racial divides, it passes social divides, and it will continue to break barriers forever. Thus there is no such thing as "too feminine music" for men. Listen to what you want and laugh at the snobs who put limits on their musical tastes.
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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:51 AM
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Can music be 'too feminine' for men?

Yes! I've never known a man who could listen to Michael Bolton or Keith Urban.
He'd have to be a sissy of the First Order.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:52 AM
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Mmmm... Bluegrass.





posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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Guys that tell you music is too feminine are bigots. They think women are 'less than', should do what they say cause they are the masters.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
Can music be 'too feminine' for men?

Yes! I've never known a man who could listen to Michael Bolton or Keith Urban.
He'd have to be a sissy of the First Order.






posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Call me a snob if you will, but I can't imagine a man with the slightest trace of testosterone in his body listening to this:





posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

Just because it doesn't resonate with you emotionally doesn't mean that someone else is a girly-man for listening to that. I get it you think your man card is in check if you have to listen to it, but really it just doesn't appeal to you. You don't have to hate on someone else for liking it though.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 09:14 AM
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Some is........some isn't. The message and feel is what makes some too feminine. Doesn't matter if a man woman or does it either. Some music transcends sex to were it's too cool not to listen to and the singer doesn't matter......it's gender neutral and it relates to whoever is listening to it:












Good examples of songs that either a man or woman could pull off.
Turn the video off, the radio on and pick your poison.

BTW......if anyone is looking a car air freshener that smells like a stripper pole, pm me.







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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 09:42 AM
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I have been sitting here laughing at these vids, The Shaggs, Jack Sparrow, no issue at all...
I click the play button on yours and get a spinning wheel, the page is loaded, I can see the image of Keith Urban(i don't believe that is his real name) read the sappy title and all. BUT my device (Nvidia Shield gaming tablet, I got it for the Art programs) refuses to play it! Apperantly music can be to feminine for devices too!

For me it isn't about the gender of the artist it is the soul that spills out when they deliver their message. Tori Amos can be just as dark and sinister as Maynard James Keenan and Tool with just her voice and a piano. If you haven't heard it there is some stuff that Tori and Maynard did together that brings chills to my spine.

For it to really reach me it has to be real. I can always tell when people are just faking it. It is very hard to put emotion into a vocal delivery in a studio. With a band all together in the same room you feed off each others energy. In a vocal booth by yourself that same energy has to come from somewhere else. A great performance requires that emotion and energy to come through, and when the singer really is in touch with the song a kind of magic happens, a form of free energy if you will.

The legend himself Willie Nelson once said "All it takes to write a great song is three chords, and the truth.".

That has always stuck with me. When I'm writing and struggling to get something out, I tend to think more is better and complicated means cool, like I'm writing it to impress other musicians, instead of focusing on the important bit. Which is getting out those emotions before they build up in me and blow up into other aspects lot my life. Its like my therapy. K.I.s.s. keep it simple stupid, usually guides me to a better finished song. For guys that is, I write music for guys only, I like to kick girls out of my shows! Its not for them!

Haha Not really, see... I like many artists create for me, if others like it too, that is just icing on the cake. I could care less if its pink or blue, icing still tastes the same.



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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I'm a 6'0 200 pound veteran and I listen to all different kinds of music including George Michael and the Murmurs, can't get any more feminine then that.
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posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

Why do you react? I don't expect an answer; from your history you average about 3 threads a day,,,but find it beneath you to ever respond to posters



posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: Profusion
Just stay away from Shania Twain and you'll be ok.



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