Misogynistic Song Lyrics

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Here’s a link to a great blog about misogyny in song lyrics.  http://misogynisticlyricsthatarentrap.tumblr.com/

I have to say, I was so upset the other day because “Yeah” by Usher (featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon) came on the radio and took me right back to my senior year of high school.  I loved that song and loved dancing to it at parties.  When I began singing along I was so bummed to realize how demeaning it was to women and how it actually expressed some violence against women in the lyrics.  I ended up changing the station.  (See some lyrics from “Yeah” that I am referencing.)

*Misogyny is defined as the hatred of women.

“Forget about the game I’m a spit the truth, 
I won’t stop till I get em in they birthday suits. 
So gimmie the rhythm and it’ll be off with they clothes, 
Then bend over to the front and touch your toes. 

I left the jag and I took the Rolls, 
If they ain’t cutting then I put em on foot patrol. 
How you like me now, 
When my pinky’s valued over three hundred thousand, 

Lets drank you the one to please, 
Ludacris fill cups like double d’s. 
Me and Ush once more and we leave em dead, 
We want a lady in the street but a freak in the bed to say”

 

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