Topic: lyrics

Reebok Acts Like They Care About Not Promoting Rape (High Five, Shoe Guys!)

Reebok Acts Like They Care About Not Promoting Rape (High Five, Shoe Guys!)

When rapper Rick Ross condoned rape in one of his songs, thousands of people were angered. The lyrics, which discussed drugging and raping a female with terrible bravado, hit far too close to home at a moment when high-profile cases like Steubenville or Rehtaeh Parsons dominate the public consciousness – cases, notably, where the victim was intoxicated, possibly drugged, brought to different locations and assaulted by men. More »

Can You Be A Feminist And Enjoy Sexist Music?

Can You Be A Feminist And Enjoy Sexist Music?

Better cuff your chick if you with her, I can get her
And she accidentally slip and fall on my dick
Oops, I said on my dick
I ain’t really mean to say on my dick
But since we talking about my dick
All of you haters say hi to it, I’m done.

He’s no William Carlos Williams. I know. There are no tasty plums. Just dicks. SO MANY DICKS. But I know all those words, and that is confusing, and I feel like an asshole because of it. More »