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Julianne Warshany College Writing 105-21 Professor von Uhl Essay #5 Hip-Hop Needs to be Censored “Pa pop yo pussy like this…we all like to see ass and tities” (Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz, 1). These lyrics are just a small portion of the Hip-hop song “Get Low” sung by Lil’ Jon and the Eastside Boyz. The lyrics are vulgar, degrading and, like many other Hip-hop songs, are leading society to believe women are just objects for a man’s pleasure (Morgan, 2). Thus, Hip- hop portrays the image of misogyny, which is explained as the hatred or disdain towards women (Adams and Fuller, 1). Ever since the 1980’s the issue of censoring misogyny has been argued (Morgan, 1). Some believe Hip-hop is not misogynistic and does not need to be censored, while others believe Hip-hop is leading to the downfall of women. Research shows that Hip-hop music is indeed derogatory, encourages stereotypes, and has done nothing but portray women as objects; for these reasons, hip-hop music should be censored. Unfortunately, almost every Hip-hop song that is on the radio is extremely derogatory towards women. Such songs portray women as “sluts” and “hoes”. Because almost every Hip- hop song portrays women this way, it is very hard to turn on a Hip-hop song and not hear these undesired misogynistic lyrics. To say the least, referring to a woman as a “slut” or “hoe” degrades their moral being. Women should not have to prove to the world that they do not resemble how Hip-hop music portrays them, but rather show the world how ignorant Hip-hop music can be. The fact that the derogatory words, “sluts”, “hoes”, and “bitches”, are used in
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENWR 105 taught by Professor Vonuhl during the Fall '07 term at Montclair.

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Essay #5 - Julianne Warshany College Writing 105-21...

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