5/11/10

The Pill

In all of the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of the invention of oral contraception, I was surprised not to hear any mention of Loretta Lynn's feminist masterpiece, "The Pill." Politics never sounded so sweet:



The consequences of Lynn's political actions were real; she was shunned for a time from commercial country radio.

Another lesser known folk-feminist anthem--Lynn's "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)"--addresses alcohol-related domestic violence without the usual disempowering narrative of victimization.

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