Even though this article was written in 2000 as you

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he doesn’t have the proper education yet to be an expert on this topic. Even though this article was written in 2000 as you can see in more recent sources this is still a controversial issue. Women are still being treated as sex toys and exploited for male pleasures. I feel this article is intended to inform young ladies that they don’t have to lower themselves to achieve success in the music industry. This is related to social justice because it deals with violating women’s rights and it gives women a bad reputation in the music industry. After reading this article I came up with a few questions; how can you reverse the brainwashing that has already occurred? Why are songs that relate so sex the most listened to? If in the music industry your image is everything why should women have to degrade themselves to look good? Hunter, M., & Soto, K.. (2009). WOMEN OF COLOR IN HIP HOP: THE PORNOGRAPHIC GAZE. Race, Gender & Class, 16 (1/2), 170-191. Retrieved February 11, 2010, from Alt-Press Watch (APW). (Document ID: 1793493921). This article presents a content analysis of the lyrics of the 49 most popular mainstream rap songs over a two year period. It reveales that there are three over-arching themes regarding women of color in the music industry. Consistent with trends women are commonly characterized as “ sex workers, particularly strippers and prostitutes, 2) women's voices are used strategically in songs to "sell" particular images of women and gender ideologies, and 3) women are often valorized for their loyalty to male partners despite danger to themselves.” This argument gives a lot of detail regarding a specific race and how they are seen in the music industry. He relates a lot of what is going on in music to the pornographic scene. This opens up a new playing field. Is the music industry not based on music anymore? What is the new theme of the music industry? What is selling in music is it the lyrics or is it sex? These are among many questions that I came up with after reading this article.
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The audience is women in the music industry and viewers of today’s new music era. I feel this related more to Funkeson because they both talk about African-American women as focal points for this argument. Thye are the largest group being exploited. It also relates to Dahlager because both of these authors are trying to find people to speak up and speak out. In this article Queen Latifah spoke out and made a song with lyrics about women in the music industry. This helps make his argument more credible because famous artist are beginning to speak out about the oppression. Written in 2009 this comes to show you that this is still a problem existing in the music industry. Women are still getting their rights violated. This is a scholarly source that I got from proquest. Levande, Meredith. "Women,pop music, and pornography." Meridans:feminism,race,transnationalism 22 Mar. 2008: 1-4. Print.
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