Degrading Women

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Ashley Buckley
Course 6
September 12, 2010
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Today in America there is a vast amount of lyrics that are extremely degrading women. These lyrics are found in many of Hip-Hop, Rap, and Pop music that portray women as objects, and not as an actual human being. Other popular music these days relate to women as tricks or other horrible names that no woman should ever be called. Sadly, since this epidemic of only thinking of women as objects has over come America today, it needs to stop. The teenagers and young adults of this country are hearing many of these degrading songs on the radio and having it engraved in their mind that women are only good for one thing, which is why this current phenomenon needs to be put to an end.

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Song: “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent
Lyrics: You can have it your way, how do you want it, You gon’ back that thing up or should I push up on it. Degrading why?: 50 Cent only sees this girl as using her for a one night stand and never having any contact with her ever again.

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Song: “Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christiana Aguilera
Lyrics: This is for my girls all around the world who come across a man who don’t respect your worth. Thinking all women should be seen not heard, SSo what do we do girls? Shout out loud! Not Degrading: Every women should listen to these lyrics and know that even though they are bombarded with lyrics that make it okay for a man to see women as object, its not and no one can hold us down.

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Song: “Every Girl” by Lil’ Wyane
Lyrics: And I’m in he mood to get faded so please bring your finest and what are all your names again? Degrading Why?: Lil’ Wyane obviously sees himself as a pimp who deserves every fine girl in the world, but only to use them for one thing. On top of that he will not remember their names and still relate to them as objects.

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Song: “A Woman’s Worth” by Alicia Keys
Lyrics: ‘Cause a real man knows a real woman when...
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