Interlude. Combating Gender Norms with a Lipstick-Gun Lady Gaga's JESUS

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Katharina Luise Merkert


"Judas" is a track on Lady Gaga's album Born this way which was released in 2011. Given that it attracted a lot of attention not only in popular media but also in several academic works, this might indicate the potential for discussion within this specific religious theme. Many questions, including whether the message of the song intends to criticize religion or whether Judas could potentially be blasphemous, were raised.

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Katharina Luise Merkert, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

Katharina Luise Merkert is attending a master's degree program in the study of religion at the University of Munich (LMU). She concluded her BA degree in religion as well as in language, literatures, and cultures at the same university. This article is inspired by her BA thesis.