Lilly Allen is not really attacking that single situation rather the entire problem with the portraying of women in the music industry and the stereotypes of women.
Personally I believe that the piece by Lilly Allen is more affective because it is in the style of a song, and this could cause a lot of people to listen to it and consciously and even subconsciously get the message, by listening to the lyrics a lot . Sinned o’ Connors writes directly to Cyrus and makes her series of letter very public similar to Allen as she wrote a song. However an element that Allen had but not Conner was the music video.
Allen’s choice of symbols in the video really did emphasize her message to the public. Such as the emphasis of the black women trekking to show image how Mile Cyrus tweeter and how trekking is used to objectify women, as it concentrates on the movement of the females posterior so it’s an attention seeking move. As well normally associated with lower class women, however the way Allen uses those graphic images as a mockery of the dance by over socializing it, since what the ladies re doing and what Allen is singing about are very much the opposite, so its like a juxtaposition.As well in Allen’s song the word “pitch ” is repeated quite a lot this would not have been acceptable in earlier times and the word has lost its emphasis and meaning, it does not connote for the same thing anymore .
The repetition of this abusive word it mirror how in modern music men call women this word all the time as if it is there name. The word has lost its meaning. Even in today’s world the word can be used casually as if it doesn’t have the meaning like it did.I believe that’s what Allen’s point was by repeating the word over and over again as if it self had lost its meaning as well. The whole point of Allen’s song is to actually show the media and the world how hard it is for a women to survive in any industry not only the music, but acting and even business as well. This can be shown as well in the letters by o’ Connors, but in a more direct way, since Connors is aiming her letters at a specific person rather than the general public, although in her letters there are elements which can be taken by the public to consider as well.
The way Connors uses guilt and sympathy in her letters could not only affect the individual it was written for but as well the public that read it , since Connors uses her personal experience in her letters as well this could cause a lot of people who are in and maybe who are even not in the music industry to empathic with her and how she actually genuinely cares for mile Cyrus and is education her like a mother how she should and act , portray her self in the music industry .Instead of her unclothing and licking a hammer, making her elf look vulgar and like a piece of meat Conner suggested to mile to act “properly ” by respecting herself and her body, and by just showing her pure talent. Connors does not directly insult Cyrus although they way Connors does phrase ‘You shouldn’t let them came a fool out of you ” which could be taken in a wrong way. But in Connors point of view I doubt she meant it with any disrespect. Both Of the texts use swearing as one Of there pushing points.Connors uses swearing more when she wants to emphasize or make a point stand out “They don’t give a flying puck about you The word “puck” is repeated several mimes during the text and most of the times its to show the power and as well the sense of authority of what Connors is trying to get across like the vileness of the music industry and how they control and brain wash the new young female artist into doing there dirty bidding and making them piles and piles of cash, until that new singer ends up in rehab all alone and the person is happy with his family on a yacht in Europe enjoying all the money that they made of the poor star any using it all on themselves.While Connors approach is more head on Allen takes a subtler method.
Allen sees a lot of irony and sarcasm in her song, she mocks the way media thinks and looks at women. “You will find me in the studio and not in the kitchen” this plays on the stereotype that women only belong in the kitchen and that they aren’t smart enough to get jobs or work. I think the way Allen tackled the issue is much more effective than Connors, since there can be no offense taken personally by anyone and as well it is a song, so it would have had a lot more exposure than the letter, However in the end I still believe that the song would have been a better tackler than the letter.