sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies


Allie Begin


Sexual inequality has been an issue of debate for centuries. Recently, the push back against this inequality has been at an all time high. Social norms are changing and groups that have previously been marginalized are beginning to find liberation and empowerment. This drastic shift in mindset would not have been possible without the strong backing of influential people. This essay analyzes the work of Irish musician Hozier in his recent song Take Me to Church. Specifically, this piece will examine his disapproval for the way religious institutions control sexuality, polarize sexual binaries, and attack homosexuality with a negative hyperfocus. Through a sociology and Queer studies lense, the lyrics of this song will be examined and presented as an intentional and powerful resistance against these oppressive behaviors.

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