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psy of gender- extra credit #2

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Susan Martinez February 1, 2011 Psychology of Gender Extra Credit #2 With the passage of time, many things have changed from politics, to media, to fashion and sports. Attributed with the changing eras are also changing stereotypes, especially with gender roles and morality. Up until the 1970’s, women were expected to hold themselves to the highest standard in regards to sexuality and celebratory behaviors. Nowadays, the new millennium has brought on stereotypes against women as being overly promiscuous and wild. Of course not all women fall under this category, but how is one to change such stereotypes when the media affirms a confirmation bias? Ke$ha, a new artist in 2010, attributes many of the qualities that confirm this stereotype. Songs, such as “Tick Tock”, “Blah Blah Blah”, and “We R Who We R”, all have the same theme of alcohol and sex. The first verse of mainstream hit song “Blah Blah Blah”, “…I don’t care where you live at / Just turn around boy and let me hit that / Don’t be a little bitch with your chit
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Unformatted text preview: chat / Just show me where your dick’s at”, makes it easy to assume that many girls are under the same state of promiscuity. Another song done by Ke$ha, “Tick Tock”, focuses more on drinking and partying, with lyrics saying, “Trying to get a little bit tipsy” and “Ain’t got a care in the world, but got plenty of beer”. Other artists, such as Nicki Minaj in the group Young Money, consistently raps about drinking and sex in such songs as “Bedrock” and “Bottoms Up”. In my opinion, it’s hard to change society’s mind, or specifically men’s minds, about women when there are public figures and celebrities displaying behaviors that confirm the stereotype and give way to the confirmation bias. Moreover, it is even worse that the youth of our time is listening to these mainstream artists and are being exposed to such things. Unfortunately, in this day and age, it seems to me that things will only get worse before they can become better....
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