Misogyny in Rap Music

  title={Misogyny in Rap Music},
  author={Ronald Weitzer and C. Kubrin},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={29 - 3}
  • Ronald Weitzer, C. Kubrin
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Men and Masculinities
  • Rap music has a reputation for being misogynistic, but surprisingly little research has systematically investigated this dimension of the music. This study assesses the portrayal of women in a representative sample of 403 rap songs. Content analysis identified five gender-related themes in this body of music—themes that contain messages regarding ‘‘essential’’ male and female characteristics and that espouse a set of conduct norms for men and women. Our analysis situates rap music within the… CONTINUE READING
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