Sometimes when you're too busy dancing to a catchy beat, you tend to lose sight of what is actually being said in a song. And, more times than is socially acceptable, those lyrics might actually be holding some pretty misogynistic messages — from artists where it may be expected While, yes, it is possible to be a feminist and still listen to music with misogynistic messages , can an artist's celebrity status and success ever really be an excuse for promoting misogynistic messages? Not in my book. But, nevertheless, that hasn't stopped the production of songs that cross that line. But what actually makes a song misogynistic? Well, it could be a number of different things.
Eminem, ‘Kim’ (2000)
The Rolling Stones, ‘Some Girls’ (1976)
Studies have shown that positive representation is crucial for marginalized groups in our society. For women and people of color especially, the media constantly repackages damaging and repressive stereotypes. In return, media and art are how people our society fight back and find their way to a just truth. In fact, this year was a banner one for the industry's long history of racist , sexist representation. As beckons, we have a chance to demand better from entertainers and the music industry. To that end, here are 17 songs and music videos from that should never have happened — songs and videos of the sort we shouldn't stand for anymore. Some media outlets have dubbed " The Year of Taylor Swift ," but for black women the video for her lead single "Shake It Off" was yet another occasion when their bodies were used as exotic objects for the white gaze.
Today I decided to go on a frustration run. You know, the kind of run that almost doesn't happen because you've convinced yourself that maybe a nap would be better. Or maybe you're too out of shape to jog or just reaaaally don't feel like untying the waist knot in your best Lulus. Today, like every other day, there was also another variable detracting from my eagerness to pound the pavement: I have no music. No iPod, no iTunes, no beloved streaming playlist. It's not that I don't like music, it's just that several lost iPhones, one dead computer, and an iTunes password issue from hell have held my library captive somewhere deep inside the Cumulonimbus.
Popular song lyrics from the years , , , and , were content analyzed for feminine images. Eleven stereotyped female images were examined: woman as evil; emphasis on physical characteristics; woman's need for man; woman as a possession of man; woman as mother; woman as sex object; woman as delicate; woman as child; woman on a pedestal; woman as physically attractive; and woman as supernatural. Significant changes over time were found for 8 of the 11 images. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Rent this article via DeepDyve. Adorno, T.