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Misogyny: Is Today’s Hip Hop Music Misogynistic?North Carolina Central UniversityWorld Societies During the Renaissance time women played a role that made them less than or seemed to have no value. Women were to be seen but not heard. That is very misogynistic. Misogyny is the dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained justice against women. That resulted in women being
mistreated. They were able to speak their minds but their thoughts and ideas had already been shaped by the men. The only type of woman that was allowed to express themselves was upper class ones. There were three different levels, you had the low class women, the working class women, and of course the upper class women. The low class women were housewives, meaning the only thing they were to do was take care of everything that dealt with the house. Then you had the working class women that worked for their husbands to help run his business. Those women still had the responsibility of taking care of the house. The upper class women may have had the luxury of expressing themselves and having people work for them but they also had the responsibility of taking care of the home. The renaissance objectified women from the day they were born, to when they got married. Currently misogyny still exist in hip hop songs. For hip hop or the music industry period many say “sex sells.” Though some say sex is not important it is known to be an very important part of the human experience so why not combine it with music because sex will always be a topic of discussion. Hip hop sells sex with that comes the objectifying and specific appearance ofwomen. Most of the songs refer to women as bitches, hoes, or whores. Many talk about how we need to stand up for our women but you have more that’s oppressing our women. They talk abouthow the woman body shape is suppose to be, as well as the duties that a woman are suppose to hold. The hip hop world is making a statement that if you don’t have a big butt, small waist, and perfect breast then you aren’t being looked at.LL Cool J song Big ole Butt