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Ashley Judd: "Hip-Hop Is Rape Culture"

Ashley Judd has recently released a book entitled “All That Is Bitter And Sweet” and has some chose words to say about Hip-Hop music. Being an individual who I can say with confidence has no idea about the upbringing of Hip-Hop of what it stands for said the following,

“As far as I’m concerned, most rap and hip-hop music — with it’s rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’ — is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny.”

I believe everyone has a right to express their opinion but Ashley Judd is putting hip-hop and rap music into one box and labeling it rape culture. That’s a bit extreme, ask her if she’s listened to J.Cole, Lupe Fiasco, B.O.B., Lauryn Hill just to name a few. One could have a thorough discussion on this topic but I’ll keep it light for right now and lets see what backlash Ms. Judd will be receiving because I have a feeling it will spring up.

What are your thoughts on her views??

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One response

  1. t

    Her statements are nothing more than sweeping generalizations against an entire genre. Yes, hip-hop has its share of misogyny, but no more than any other genre. Misogyny can be found in all forms of popular music. Country has been known to glorify domestic violence, rock was at one point absolutely no different from today’s mainstream hip-hop, and pop, a genre primarily dominated by women mind you, continually objectifies women as sex objects. But for some reason it is ONLY hip-hop that is guilty of all this. Why doesn’t Ashley go after Katy Perry or Britney Spears for glamorizing being a bimbo? Isn’t that as equally detrimental to women’s rights? Instead of singling out P. Diddy and Snoop Dogg, who are FAR from being the worst offenders in their genre, Eminem is much worse in regards to misogynist lyrics, why didn’t she use him as an example? Oh, but since they’re white, its all good, right?

    April 8, 2011 at 10:09p04

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