A few weeks ago, I was at a party, talking to a guy I'd never met. I told him I work for a feminist magazine. He got very sincere.
“You're a feminist,” he said. “Does that mean you hate men?”
This is a persistent myth. There are plenty of things in the world that hate men, but I'm not one of them. Instead of fearing feminism, dudes should fret over the genuine maneaters: Sharks. Tigers. Godzilla.
For this Friday's BitchTapes, I put together this playlist of songs about maneaters. Now, instead of having to counter the man-hating question with a reasoned response, I'll just press play.
People Got a Lot of Nerve - Neko Case
Barracuda - Heart
Mack the knife - Bobby Darin
Tiger Man - Elvis Presley
Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Tiger - Francisco the Man
Alligator - Grizzly Bear
Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
Hungry Like the Wolf- Duran Duran
Paper Tiger - Beck
Maneater - Hall and Oates
Maneater - Nelly Furtado