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Honestly, I find the essay unconvincing and repulsively elementary in analytical insight. Tiffany Anderson in “A Woman’s View of Hip-Hop” merely capitalizes on effeminate pride while intentionally avoiding discussion of male rappers who have a positive influence. Not until the reference to Outkast in the fifth paragraph does Anderson make one slightly positive remark about male rap or hip hop. In fact, by the end of the second paragraph, she has already cited the “negativity of male rap” without any backing evidence. Neglecting to quote experts or psychological research on the topic, she provides only her own feminist opinions as a student to fuel her argument. She encourages gender inequality with women as superior by promoting the way in which “[Foxy Brown] uses her explicitly sexual lyrics to objectify men in her songs” while she complains repeatedly about male rappers objectifying women. If her intention of such a statement was to qualify as a hypocrite, she succeeded without flaw.
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Unformatted text preview: Anderson continues her string of unsupported claims in her conclusion, emphasizing that “[through hip hop,] any white girl can find something to relate to and learn from.” Along with the blatant grammatical error of both her sentence and essay with a preposition, her claim of learning through hip hop has no support in the entire work. Her definition of learning must be hearing lyrics which support her preconceived feminist notions. Unless, of course, Rapper Trina teaches her a valuable lesson in “Take Me” by explaining, “I wanna go to a world where I ain’t gotta be a freak ho / just so I can be noticed by people.” Very powerful stuff. Clearly, Anderson fails to demonstrate the worth of female hip hop but instead points out positive connotations of arbitrary lyrics while repeating the destructive qualities of “male rap.” Nevertheless, the essay would make a suitable propaganda piece for radical feminists....
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