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Hip-hop portrayal of women protested Posted on 03-13-2005

Daya
Dallas, TX
I personally don't feel there's a need to protest against what a grown **** woman chose to do.
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replied on 03-13-2005 08:16PM [Reply]
MeganJerai wrote:
I personally don't feel there's a need to protest against what a grown **** woman chose to do.
yea your right, but i thought she was talking about like the way black women are seen but then again sista's need to stop refering to themselves as **** and hoes then we can advance, but since we out here calling ourselves these obsens. and we don't respect ourselves how do we expect our men to treat us.
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IgnoranceIsBliss from Dallas, TX replied on 03-13-2005 09:16PM [Reply]

Well they should protest the women in the videos. The artist's are only doing what they are allowed to do. I don't like how most rap artist uses slutty women in their video but at the same time, I can't really knock them. It's a "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me" type of situation.
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LadyJag7 replied on 03-14-2005 12:42AM [Reply]
Being a Spelmanite and having been on campus when the whole thing went down with Nelly I have to go against the grain and say that I don't wholy agree with the views of some of my peers, such as Asha. It's a good thing to see that black women are taking a stand against the lyrics presented by various rap artists, some of them are too out there and are overly degrading and abusive towards black women. However I don't think it's fair to place all the blame on the artists as far as videos are concerned. Nobody made those women in the Tip Drill video, two of which actually went to Spelman and some actually went to Clark, participate in the video. Those women amde that conscious decision to put themselves out there in that way. The only way we'll ever change the direction rap is headed in is by looking at not only the artists but the women who allow themselves to be objectified in the videos these artists produce.
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kiwi_stl replied on 03-14-2005 01:21AM [Reply]
I agree with both sides of the situation. I believe that some women act the way they do because of the way we are portrayed in the media but I also believe that we are portrayed that way because some women act like that. Protestors can try to blame the media for the actions of young women but they simply need to be taught that they dont have to live up to "hip hop's standards" and until then the truth will continue to be portrayed in artists' like Nelly's videos.
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LadyJag7 replied on 03-15-2005 01:20AM [Reply]
It's not about not blaming artists and the media, but it's more so about not placing the complete blame on the artists and media. If there were not women who were willing to make some fast cash by showin their **** in a video, black women would not be put out there to the rest of the world like that. Unless there is some kind of underground slavery that I know nothing about, no one is forcing these women to appear in videos and take off their clothes. I think Spelman women could make much more of a difference if they addressed the issue as to why their classmates parade around half **** as soon as a 70 degree day comes up.
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In Rod We Trust replied on 03-15-2005 02:05AM [Reply]
LadyJag7 wrote:
It's not about not blaming artists and the media, but it's more so about not placing the complete blame on the artists and media. If there were not women who were willing to make some fast cash by showin their **** in a video, black women would not be put out there to the rest of the world like that. Unless there is some kind of underground slavery that I know nothing about, no one if forcing these women to appear in videos and take off their clothes. I think Spelman women could make much more of a difference if they addressed the issue as to why their classmates parade around half **** as soon as a 70 degree day comes up.
This is true
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La replied on 03-15-2005 12:43PM [Reply]
I think the blame is in the artist AND women...Rappers should respect black women enough that they realize it isnt okay to degrade us in the videos..and keep in mind the fact that they have mothers, daughters, aunts, neices, etc...and Im more than positive they wouldnt want another man exposing their daughter the way they expose and degrade someone else's daughter. As far as the women are concerned, I feel like you are responsible for yourself. You should have enough respect that no amount of money would allow you to be displayed in such a trifling and degrading manner. Shame on them for allowing someone else to do them like that. As long as these video hos dont care, the rappers wont care cause they will still have girls shakin they **** in the videos. It wont be til when video hos take a stance to say that they dont like how they are being displayed in videos which will force rappers to make different videos cause they wont have no one to exploit anymore.
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replied on 03-15-2005 03:16PM [Reply]
LadyJag7 wrote:
It's not about not blaming artists and the media, but it's more so about not placing the complete blame on the artists and media. If there were not women who were willing to make some fast cash by showin their **** in a video, black women would not be put out there to the rest of the world like that. Unless there is some kind of underground slavery that I know nothing about, no one is forcing these women to appear in videos and take off their clothes. I think Spelman women could make much more of a difference if they addressed the issue as to why their classmates parade around half **** as soon as a 70 degree day comes up.
Co-signs Whats the deal on them two girl in ya sig rod
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ClassyWisdom08 replied on 03-15-2005 10:04PM [Reply]
:roll: It really aggrevates me when people don't take responsibility for their actions. These females are like kids in a candy store.
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