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{July 10, 2013}   Crimes Against Women – The Misogynist

Every 5 minutes a rape occurs in the U.S. Around the world 35 percent of woman have been either raped or assaulted. These staggering statistics are a window into escalating violence against women–hate crimes—crimes with the sole objective of demeaning women. Crimes that destroy dignity and respect. Rape and violence permeates American culture and is glorified by Rap/Hip-Hop artists like Rick Ross and Little Wayne, as well as others, which is a paradox given that 72 percent of black men were raised in single-mother households. Where is their love and reverance for their mothers? This is a disconnect. The music industry needs accountability.

These artists are storytellers and the stories they tell are predominately about guns, violence, drugs, rape, “hoes and bitches.” But, not only do they demean women and romanticize rape but also promote date rape drugs and dangerous lifestyles. Romanticizing date rape is misogyny. In western culture where success is measured by your bank account and your possessions CNN reports five of the wealthiest rappers earning between $550 million (Sean “Diddy” Combs) and $110 million (50 cents.)

Make no mistake, our children and our grandchildren are bombarded and influenced by the messaging “Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain’t even know it.” That’s the lyrics from a piece (“U.O.E.N.O”) by Miami rapper Rick Ross. . For those who may not be street savvy, “Molly” is the drug Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, which is a main ingredient of Estacy found in clubs all over the world.

You can sign this petition (http://www.change.org/petitions/rape-rick-ross-and-responsibility-rrr) to petition the music industry for accountability and responsibility for the content it publishes, promotes and profits from. This is a beginning or maybe a ripple across a vast sea of escalating (not diminishing)crimes against women and a culture of misogynists.

Find you voice, sign a petition, blog here or create your own…where have you experienced a lack of dignity or respect? Tell me how I can support you in your efforts to raise conscoiusness to a level where crimes against women are only memorialized in an historical sense rather than a song. We need to join together and say, “enough”–no more crimes against women.

http://messymandella.com/2013/03/29/rosa-clemente-blasts-rick-ross-rape/

http://voices.yahoo.com/rap-music-deviance-american-culture-11769.html?cat=33

http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/celeb/rappers/forbes-wealthiest-rappers/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/therootdc/post/rick-rosss-uoeno-glorifying-rape-and-drug-culture/2013/03/28/2ce16392-97d0-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_blog.html

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/14304683-when-rappers-sing-about-date-rape-emmitt-till-like-its-a-game-its-time-to-flush-the-garbage

http://www.womensweb.ca/violence/rape/drug.php

http://singlemotherguide.com/single-mother-statistics/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/opinion/ghitis-pistorious-women-violence

http://atlantablackstar.com/2012/12/23/72-percent-of-african-american-children-are-raised-in-single-parent-homes/

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jake says:

Would you be interested in exchanging links?



caleb says:

Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.
caleb http://sound5roof.wordpress.com



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