A few months ago Mentasms brought this music video for The Knife’s Pass This On to my attention. I’ve been sitting on it ever since, trying to work out a way to write about this rich pop text from a feminist perspective, but am finally going to admit defeat. There is simply too much here to explicate, from gender performativity, to a Mulvyan disruption of narrative exepctation (not to mention an obvious “gaze theory” angle ), to intersections of class, geography and so-called gender deviance, to a discussion of hate crimes– I could go on. Finally, I’m going to let this video stand for itself. Make of it what you will:

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