Summary Of The Portrayal Of Women In Hip Hop Music

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In Hip Hop Music the portrayal of women is not only negative, but it can also be extremely violent. An example of this can be seen in songs from popular artists such as 50 cent who raps in his song P.I.M.P I was born to break a bitch (cited in Rose 2008). This is furthered by Weitzer, R. and. Kubrin, C. (2009) who stated that many rappers take pride in inflicting violence against women. Attitudes like this are harmful due to the fact they are distributing negative and violent depictions of women to vast amounts of people. The normalisation of violence against women in hip hop could offer an explanation for why cases of domestic violence are so high. According to the UK Office for National statistics (2014) 7.1% of women had reported experiencing
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