I was quite surprised by the reactions that the video received at first.
The reactions by one group of people has been explained very well in the meantime and their reaction as explained isn't surprising.
But the others, the women, what did they think that they were looking at all the time?
It is not true that Morrissey has never shown an interest in glamour models, like Bored claimed.
Hannah Scanlon from Doll & The Kicks who did a glamour modelling photoshoot - you can see the pictures on her myspace - and modelling at the Paris Fashion Show between the Morrissey tours that they supported
For those who don't know, glamour modelling is what you see in the video, women who show a lot not their naked genitals.
The picture of the woman in a corset that was hanging over his bed in Los Angeles
The strip club that he went to with the BBC and Tina Dehghani, who is 17 years younger and of the generation who have been brainwashed into thinking that this is the cool and liberated thing to do
He wore a Playboy t-shirt on stage at the O2 Wireless, which I thought at the time was meant to be a joke, but it then turned out it wasn't when he continued to wear the shirt in Los Angeles and gave an interview with the British magazine Loaded
During the performance at the Nobel Peace Prize concert the band members wore Hustler t-shirts. Hustler is an American nude women magazine that shows their genitals, also on their website, in fact, if you visit the website to find out what Hustler is, their genitals almost jump at you on the screen as soon as you visit their website.
The list goes on. During one face to face interview he took the journalist - or was it photographer? - to a newsstand of nude women magazines I think it was.
I saw on the other forum that two were wondering about something. I wrote a paper on how children learn gender stereotypes in the early 90s, inspired by a guy who had told me that he had proven his masculinity in a way that really made me wonder why a) he throught he had to prove his masculinity and by b) why he thought that this would proof it.
I grew up in an environment where people just do what needs to be done, especially women. Men not so much. They'd spend their time instead watching glamour models. And this is exactly where the problem starts that I used to have with that Hannah Scanlon and her f*** me f*** me moves. I have been emancipated enough to do everything on my own, include travels, but to make it save, you develop your strategies. For me this has worked - until the release of 50 Shades of Grey, when I was harrassed by two different men wearing business clothes independently, who apparently mistook themselves for the protagonist of the shitty book that I have no intentions to read, but watched the trailer of, because you have to know what's going on in society, it may affect you, like this did. The good thing about the f*** me f*** me moves was that I quickly noticed, immediatly, that she isn't doing anything much different than Morrissey on stage. Gave my perception of Morrissey a big shift and I was already ready to sell the rest of the many tickets that I had already bought for upcoming concerts. Morrissey was born in the late 50s. One has to keep this in mind. He has a different perspective on things than people who were born in the late 60s, into the generation that was abused by left green hippies in progressive schools, because the abusers thought that pedophelia is a wonderful thing thanks to people like Kinsey and Wilhelm Reich.
What's interesting is this combination of glamour models and songs like Kick The Bride Down the Aisle and Staircase At The University or What She Said. Some people seem to not have watched the Dagenham Dave video properly yet. I doubt it is a coinsidence that Dagenham was also where women fought for equal pay. To understand what's happening here, you have to know that the Playboy magazine used to run cartoons that told men that a family with wife and children are a burden. The saying is quite popular that you need not buy a cow if you can get the milk for free, or something like this. If some wonder what happened in their families that they grew up in, this might be an explanation.
I think for Morrissey it is advisable if he sticks to his homosexual affinities and the glamour models and just forgets the rest, because it isn't really any of his business. As he advises others, he should also only put his nose where his nose belongs. The lives of others are none of his business, especially not their private ones and how they live them. The same applies to his fans who think that his sexuality is none of anybody's business. Given how heavily it influences his lyrics however, I think it very much does. And let's not forget how his lyrics influence others who listen to his music. So much so that they adopt the stereotypes that he portrays.