Shakira's She Wolf

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She Wolf is pure eroticism featuring Shakira's dance beat and signature curves. It's a shocking, mesmerizing, and some would say disturbing, exhibition. Many of her fans will love it. Others will be disappointed.

I'm a big Shakira fan. IMO, few artists -- commercial or otherwise -- command sound, image, rhythm and motion to evoke a feeling or idea as masterfully as she does. However, the risk for Shakira is that her performances may become too much about her -- her image, sexiness, curves, psyche.

Q: At night, the woman (i..e, Shakira's character) is at her animalistic peak when caged. A contradiction, no?

A: While most are shocked to see this side of her, the video goes with the lyrics. She is not signing about going to church. She is singing about having a moment when your sensuality wants to be known. The lyrics state that her partner is clearly taking advantage of her, and ignoring her sexuality. If you look at her other videos she clearly follows ... the tone of what her songs state. I have been a fan since I was 12, and though this one is different, I can acknowledge the fact that the sexiest parts of the video are when she is in the cage. Thus directly illustrating the point of the "She wolf," being locked in the cage. Stephanie C.


  1. Thanks Gerry for profiling a Great Lady with a Heart of Pure Gold.

    Shkira is not only a Great Artist but also a Great Human Being. Very much involved in Charities and Good Causes. She has also a lot of Respect for all people and nations.


    Republican senators Christopher S. ( "Kit" ) Bond of Missouri and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire announce vote for Sonia Sotomayor - Votation is Today's Afternoon : Thursday August 6, 2009

    Eight Republicans have announced that they will vote YES in the U. S. Senate to confirm the nominee for the Supreme Court

    The other Republicans announcing votes for Sotomayor are Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, Mel Martinez of Florida and Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe, both of Maine. Other Republican senators who haven’t seemed to tip their hand in public yet include Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and George Voinovich of Ohio.

    Associated Press and Google

    Senate poised to make history with Sotomayor vote
    August 7, 2009

    Senate poised to make history with Sotomayor vote


    Some excerpts :

    Senate poised to make history with Sotomayor vote
    By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS (AP) – 1 hour ago

    WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor stands on the verge of making history as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice, despite staunch opposition from Republicans who call her ill-suited for the bench.

    The Democratic-led Senate is set to vote Thursday to confirm President Barack Obama's high court nominee, a 55-year-old appeals court judge of Puerto Rican descent who was raised in a New York City housing project, educated in the Ivy League and served 17 years on the federal bench.

    Sotomayor picked up more GOP support Wednesday even as nearly three-quarters of the Senate's 40 Republicans said they would vote "no" .....

    The National Rifle Association is strongly opposing her and has threatened to downgrade any senator who votes to confirm Sotomayor in its closely watched candidate ratings. The warning has made little impact on Democrats, many of whom have rallied behind the judge despite their perfect or near-perfect ratings from the NRA, but it may have influenced some Republicans who were initially considered possible supporters but have since announced their opposition, citing gun rights as a key reason.

    Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., also said he'd vote for her, adding that politicizing the confirmation process — as he argued Democrats did when they blocked GOP nominees in the past — "undermines the public's views of our courts and the integrity of our judicial system."


    Vicente Duque