The Stereotypes Of Hip Hop And Rap Music Essay

770 Words May 10th, 2016 4 Pages
The historically patriarchal structures in society have created many problematic ideologies in regards to gender roles. Although there have been many advancements leveling out the inequalities amongst men and women, there are still many stigmas, stereotypes and expectations instilled in society that play a major role in the lives of individuals today. Many forms of media display these inequalities and stereotypes, such as television shows, movies and books. Another channel of misrepresentation is through music. Hip-hop and rap music videos support a misogynistic culture that degrade women and support the defamation of women. Music videos aid in making songs of artists more visual and understanding for listeners. It could be assumed that music videos should support the interests of fans and the songs should hone in on the ideals to the audience. The music and videos should appeal to the audience for a number of reasons. That is not always the case. For many years women have been being disrespected in the same lyrics and videos that they are worshiping and singing along to. Misogyny in hip hop culture refers to lyrics, videos or other aspects of hip hop culture that support, glorify, justify, or normalize the objectification, exploitation, or victimization of women. Historically, rap begun as a way of expression speaking about life experiences and times of struggle. Hip-hop began as an art, a means of creating fun rhythm and beats, true entertainment. Over the years…

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