Locker Room Talk vs. Degrading Women

The Misogyny Double Standard

Misogyny is the individual, social and cultural hatred of women based on percieved inferiority. Misogyny can be anything from sexist comments or insults to rape culture which is manifested in our mass media, criminal justice system and legislation. It appears many people view misogyny very differently based on the skin color of the messenger. Rap music has long been criticized for it’s lyrics which feature a host of slurs and attitudes directed towards women by both black and white communties. The degradation of women in rap music as a whole is real and the criticism is valid. However, while we “call a spade a spade” when it comes to the ills of an urban art form, let’s not dismiss “grabbing women by the p$%#y”, physical, mental abuse and/or stalking. Whether a man is replacing his 40 yr old wife with his 21 year old secretary because “she’s too old” or name calling in a rap song, misogyny is misogyny and our outrage need not be select based on whether we are speaking of the old, influential white guy settling millions of dollars in sexual harrassment suits vs. the hip hop star talking about the gold diggers who “wanna to stick him for his paper”.

Misogyny is not to be ignored or dismissed no matter whom it comes from and to do so is potentially dangerous. Why? Today, women are still more likely to be a victim of violent crime at the hands of an intimate partner, sexually assaulted and/or stalked.

 

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About TheQuirkyEccentric

The Quirky Eccentric is an author and licensed registered nurse in the state of Florida with over 15 years of experience in multiple areas of the healthcare industry. I received my Associate of Science in Nursing from Florida Community College at Jacksonville and my Bachelor's Degree from Jacksonville University-news/politics junkie, urban, Mama's girl, cat woman, socially lazy, loner, liberal. I firmly believe you can learn something from anybody, I respect people from all walks of life, equality for all. Check out my page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B073YKYGL7
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2 Responses to Locker Room Talk vs. Degrading Women

  1. derreckcruz says:

    Doesn’t it blow your mind that “grab her by the pussy” was overlooked like it wasn’t any big deal at all ? And yet he still came to win the presidency after a comment like that ? Mysogyny is mysogyny . Simple as that

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