Gangsta rap and Sexism
Most of the famous gangsta rappers such as Snoop Dog , Tupac , Notorious BIG , Ice Cube and several others refer to women in most of their songs as `bitches ' and go on to say they way women should be laid . A teenager listening to such a song will believe that it is okay to just have sex with women and leave them . Sex is no longer a sacred thing . These songs glorify sex , encouraging teenagers to engage in premarital sex irresponsibly without caring to know that it has consequences . Women are the most affected
by such behavior as they are the ones who lose the most including having to drop out of school because of pregnancy or being infected by sexually transmitted infections
Third , gansta rap portrays violence towards women and in particular African American women . In so doing , it also influences youth in this community to act the same way . According to research , violence towards women in the United States is highest amongst the black community Gansta rap is also a music genre that is most prevalent amongst African Americans . Statements that involve violence toward women and in particular with regard to sex are common in rap songs (King 611 . Videos and lyrics that depict men treating women harshly in relation to sex and leaving them because they do not want to be trapped with responsibility and commitment are typical in gangsta rap . These rappers warn their fellow men against falling for `gold-diggers ' or sexual women who use their sexual power against men . They advise men to be emotionless aggressive , and violent , and not to entertain such women for them not fall in such traps . Such images intimidate men , causing them to thirst for power over women . Men end up being insecure and hence fear the woman being superior . This...