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Women screamed for Elvis! They were really screaming for themselves!
Posted: 9/30/2013 - Join us next semester for a provocative look at the life, tunes, and beliefs of Elvis Presley. Enroll in Rel 3900/4900 Elvis. Memphis Messiah. His music reflected the strains of race-relations and female empowerment in the United States. Women screamed when he sang because he was not the stereotypical male who wanted to dominate them. He was kind and gentle and wanted to please them. Their wishes were more important than his. This was so different for society as a whole that wanted to keep women as secondary to males. Also he was not the typical male. He was not the silent John Wayne type. He was the emotional, caring, and somewhat feminine side of males that women wanted in their lives. No wonder the critics hated him.
For info on the class, email Selvidge@ucmo.edu Join us!