A 2006 study found that teens who listen to music with sexually degrading messages are more likely to participate in sexual activity sooner than their peers.
I’m not sure that I agree with that finding, but one cannot disagree that today’s music is definitely lacking something. I don’t understand todays sexually degrading music – where men are gangsters and women are sex objects.
Some of the songs getting a lot of air time on the radio negatively influence disrespect for woman.
On the top ten list this week is “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry (I have no problem with anyone’s sexuality, but I don’t want to hear how she kissed a girl and liked it. Talk about overkill on the radio too. ). Lil’ Wayne is at the top of the Billboard charts this week too with his song “Lollipop.” Sure enough, throughout the song he is talking about sex, and degrading women. Can it get anymore degrading than this? Lil’ Wayne sold more than 1 million copies of “Tha Carter III” last week. I just have to ask why?
Plies “Bust it Baby” is also on the top of the billboards this week. (What more degrading music? Old time country music lyrics are starting to sound good.)
“On the couch, on the table, on the bar, on the floor.
you can meet me in the bathroom, ya you know I’m trained to go” sings Usher. (Well doesn’t that just scream player. Usher did you make that 7-month-old son in de club?)
Today’s artists glorify life as a thug. I never heard of a ‘tip-drill’ until I Googled it. Nelly’s song “Tip Drill’ is interpreted to mean “a woman with a ‘nice’ body but an ‘ugly’ face.” ( Geez Nelly you might as well tell her to put a bag over her head. There is nothing like saying to a girl you’re ugly, but you are bangable.)
It’s not just men who stereotype women. Kelis milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and she’s not referring to a cold beverage which is made from milk, and ice cream. The likes of Britney Spears promote a “degrading” sexuality that makes her a bad role model to the young girls that idolize her.
I don’t understand why today’s young women have accepted this sexual stereotyping. Is today’s lyrics the reason so many young women lack respect for themselves and are willing to be submissive to men.
In recent news “sexy music videos could be banned from Saturday morning TV under a Senate committee proposal to protect children from inappropriate material.” (Drive to protect kids from sexy television music clips)
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