Defending Rap

Sexual violence is a common theme and has become increasingly accepted in our culture.  Most of us are familiar with comedian, Chris Rock.  In the clip provided above, Rock creates his own song, “slap her with a dick,” a clear demonstration of sexual violence.  Instead of noting the violence in the song, the audience laughs at the woman when she responds, “he ain’t talkin’ ‘bout me.”  As response to this video, several people created their own versions of the song Rock made up, showing that “if the beat’s alright, she will dance all night” regardless of what is actually being said.  This leads to a cycle because as the masses become desensitized to the violence, the media companies are allowed to increase the violence to catch public attention, feeding the cycle.

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