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Lily Allen plays Dublin tonight and every time I turn on the radio lately, I hear her song ‘The Fear’. To some it’s probably a catchy pop ditty, but I keep getting hung up on the words and wondering if she’s being ironic or failing miserably at sarcasm. When she sings about wanting to be rich and wanting lots of money, I actually believe her, as opposed to thinking she’s joking about it. Ditto when she talks about clothes and diamonds. Is she really just trying to be funny when she talks about packing plastic and being a “weapon of massive consumption”? Isn’t that what all women are supposed to aspire to be – consumerist automatons who like money and baubles? C’mon Lily, don’t be so predictable.

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