The song “You Oughta Know” definitely made me think of Powers’ “Spy in the House of Love.” It seems to be everything Powers loves in pop. Morrissette’s lyrics do not shy from her sexual history but rather celebrates it. Morrissette proudly contrasts herself with her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. Morrissette uses common stereotypes of “proper” woman like being eloquent or being a good mother when asking about the details of the girlfriend. In contrast, Morrissette uses words like “pervert” and other sexual references when describing her relationship with her boyfriend. The song displays what Powers says in her article: “eroticism enacts transformation through union.” Morrissette transcends the expectations of what a woman should be and wants this transformation to be recognized by her ex. In an essence, that the transformation has to be acknowledged by both parties so that there is a real change in the dynamic.
Also relating to the Power’s article, the Arctic Monkey’s song “Bigger boys and Stolen Sweethearts” is something Powers would, as a feminist music critic, both criticize and understand. The singer assumes that since his girlfriend dumped him for an older guy, she is obviously sleeping with him and she is “freaking far from nice.” Powers would call out the sexist idea that just because a girl is dating an older guy, she is not necessarily putting out. On the other hand, Powers would acknowledge that this is part of an artistic design to represent the pain in the artist over the ending of the relationship.