The Negative Role Of Censorship In Rap Music

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Misogyny is a prevalent characteristic of rap music. Women are described in a derogatory manner, being called “bitches”, “thots”, “hoes”, or “whores”. Lyrics sexualize the female body and normalize the objectification of women. This can lead to negative stereotypes towards women. Male rappers often emanate hyper masculine demeanors which manifests the idea that they have the ability to disrespect women. Male rappers will attempt to justify their violent or blasphemous behavior towards women by stating that it heightens their manliness. By putting women down, it feeds the male ego and proves to others their legitimacy as an alpha male. The censorship of certain language within rap music does not alter nor improve the ultimate meaning behind many songs…show more content…
Censorship in rap music works in consideration towards men. The First Amendment protects our freedom of speech, but censorship in music compromises our right. Some argue that censorship restricts our self-expression, but censorship is used to encourage political correctness and shield explicit terms from the public. Censorship also aims to protect children from immoral concepts. Although censorship may be used in rap music, the genre still promotes misogynistic motifs, even after being approved within the standards of Parental Advisory. In censored versions of songs, explicit or profane words with be replaced with a bleep censor, but people can always look up the lyrics to songs to see what offensive term should be in place of the bleeped-out term. “Misogynistic rap demeans and is

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