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Monday, December 10, 2007

Rachel Seaton. Perry, Imani. Who(se) Am I? Pg. 136-148.


  • Females who are involved in the hip-hop and rap music industry are continuously objectified (136).


  • Black women in hip-hop videos are portrayed as property. They also exemplify the unattainable image of how the ideal black women should look, with big boobs, a tiny waist, a round butt, and toned arms and legs (137-138).
  • There are a select few black female singers that send feminist messages through their lyrics, but the visual images they show, along with the majority of hip-hop singers, are sometimes implicated in the subjugation of black women (140-143).


  • The music industry needs to rid itself of these demeaning images and messages of women (146).


  • Artists can couple their liberated words with actions and images that show that they are not willing to be objectified anymore. For example, they could stare lustily into the camera while critiquing the gaze they are giving (147).

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