The Federal Communications Commission censored Sarah Jones’ song ‘Your revolution’ for indecency. Ironically, Jones’s song is in fact feminist critique and a statement against indecency and more particularly the sexual exploitation of women in pop music.
The spoken-word song ‘Your revolution’ was aired on the KBOO-FM radio station in Portland in October 1999. The Federal Communications Commission reported that a listener was offended by the song. This resulted in KBOO-FM being fined 7,000 US dollars and the song being censored for indecency. Now the song cannot be aired in the US between 6 AM and 10 PM when children might be listening.
Critique of macho values
Sarah Jones’ official homepage
the Village Voice – June 2001
‘ Counter “Revolution” ‘
Further reading on the case
New York Times – January 30, 2002
‘Songwriter Sues F.C.C. Over Radio Sanctions’
BBC News – January, 2004
‘Cover Versions: Sarah Jones’