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GenderMusic5 - Nick Piccirillo MUS 1933 421 Words Women in...

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Nick Piccirillo MUS 1933 February 12, 2008 421 Words Women in Rock Music Throughout the 1960’s and the 1970’s women were forced to fight for their right to be seen as equal to men in society. The cultural norms of literature, film, and advertising portrayed women as little more than objects of beauty to be seen and not heard and as objects that should be used to express the thoughts and feelings of men. Tina Turner was a musical icon because she was one of the first famous women to break away from this stereotype and be taken seriously by both men and women. In the text “Women and Popular Music” by Sheila Whitley, Whitley summarizes the strife women were forced to go through in the 1960’s and in the 1970’s by discussing how women were often sexually humiliated and abused in relationships, how women were forced to live up to ridiculous beauty standards in order to impress men, and how women had to battle sexual stereotypes that were introduced in popular culture. I would assume that most people in the world
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