Women In Hip Hop

I think that blogging about women in hip hop was a very smart choice, Chenoa. The example you found regarding the women at Spellman College was a great one, and has the potential to get people talking about the issue of drastic sexualization of women in music videos. I completely agree with the fact that sex sells. We see videos again and again with seeming the same feel. Women dressing in bathing suits and other scandalous attire dancing around the male rappers. This relates back to the article written by Imani Perry where she talks about women appearing as property in these videos. I like that you added a contrast to this by drawing attention to TLC. They were a very successful group and have won several Grammy’s. This goes to show that women can be just as successful and don’t have to be provocatively dressed to do so.

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