What's Up With Songs That Compare Women To Foods?

What's Up With Songs That Compare Women To Foods?
Warrant's Cherry Pie.

We find it a disturbing that male musicians constantly compare women (or their body parts) to foods, specifically fruits and candies. While it's flattering to be compared to edible products with a high glycemic index, it's also becoming unoriginal and while these songs are entertaining, they are mildly sexist and/or misogynistic.

Perhaps the popular 19th century nursery rhyme 'What Are Little Boys Made Of?' has ingrained the notion that girls are "sugar and spice and everything nice."

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, "honey" has been documented as a term of endearment from at least the 14th century. As women, we've come to expect our significant other to call us by a pet name, which--you guessed it--is usually a sweet.

Being someone's "honey," "sweetie pie," "muffin", or "baby cakes" might not seem so bad if you consider some foreign options. In France, you may be called a petite chou (little cabbage), in Germany you may be called Mausebär (mouse-bear) and if you're Hispanic, your family may already be addressing you as gorda or flaca (fat or skinny).

Here are the Top Ten Songs That Compare Women To Foods. No, The Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" didn't make the cut, sorry.

10. R.E.M. - Crush With EyelinerShe's a sad tomato She's three miles of bad road She's her own invention
9. The Steve Miller Band - The JokerYou're the cutest thing That I ever did see I really love your peaches Want to shake your tree
8. 69 Boyz - Tootsee RollYeah, tootsie roll Let me see that tootsie roll Get up and roll just make that tootsie ooh Cotton candy, sweet and low, let me see that tootsie roll Come on, tootsie roll, just make that tootsie roll Here we go, tootsie roll, just make that tootsie roll

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