So as we all know from a previous post, I love music and all kinds and for different reasons. Some music has lyrics that really touch my heart and others just have a really beat. Although I do listen to some rap, it's definitely not my favorite. Rap just boggles my mind because most of it is just foolishness with some sprinkled with a few deep thoughts. The worst part about rap is the portrayal of women negatively and the glorification of certain things that should never be glorified by anyone.
With regards to the dehumanizing of women, I personally cannot put blame solely on the rappers. We also have to accept part of the blame as consumers and listeners. We also have to put some of the blame on the women who help these messages become real by being in the videos and pandering to the rappers. At the end of the day, rappers, actors, and anyone in the public eye will do whatever they need to do in order to see dollar signs. It is up to us as a society to ensure that their negativity remain a show and we understand that as well as pass on that understanding to our children.
It's all a show and nobody should ever take them seriously. It's entertainment and will most likely never change, so we have to change our thinking. Instead of getting upset at the ridiculousness of the media, just simply take it with a grain of salt and realize it's not that serious, look at the people themselves who are in the midst of it. We can't take them seriously, it doesn't even seem as though they take themselves seriously or with an ounce of respect. It's a big circus and the clowns will do anything for attention.
*this post was brought to you by a very intelligent friend of a friend, thanks Jillian! ;) * I am always open to new post suggestions. :-D