Monday, November 21, 2016

Music and Masculinity

       One of the key characteristics of masculinity is the degrading of women. This is one of the ways men maintain dominance over women. Today’s society functions based around the male-in-charge ideal, whether it be in the workplace or the home. Children are socialized by all different sources to accept and participate in this behavior. One of those sources is music. This page features 10 well-known songs that feature degrading lyrics towards females. Most of these songs come from the genre of rap/hip-hop. It is just one example of how popular culture reinforces masculine ideals. 

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