I remember being shown the video by an old friend, one that was both shocking and profanely exciting in nature to me in discovering my new-found feminine sexuality. I looked at it yesterday more shocked and disgusted, as opposed to naughtily intrigued. This brings me to another important instance of sexism that I encountered this week in my own personal life: a University of Toronto professor coming under fire for his recent comments about not wanting to teach women writers.
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Nelly is one of the most loved and loathed rappers in America. For his lady fans, the multi-platinum-selling star ticks all the right boxes: there's the unnerving sexiness, courtesy of the bulging tattoos and the well-earned torso he frequently flaunts. Then there's his songs, some deliciously poppy and others tailor made for the strip-club, like smash hit "Hot in Herre". His detractors, however, often cling to the fact that his collaborations with country stars Tim McGrawpop pin-ups Justin, Britney and Christina and a penchant for singing is practically a crime against credibility.
Topping their flesh-friendly made-to-go-viral contemporaries Flaming LipsYuck and El Guincho for seamy shock value, the Furs raise the question: has the largely unsupervised web helped usher in a golden age of nudity-laden online music videos? A short answer: maybe. But it helps to consider the long view.
Featuring seven minutes of simulated sex acts, jiggling strippers and the infamous scene of a credit card being swiped along a woman's derriere, the rap is the most offensive they've ever seen. Lewis, 19, agrees. He's not talking about me.
It's completely useless putting this notice on without the submitter putting something on the talk page about why its been put on. I take it the notice is about the sexual practice. How does this belong in the Wikipedia?
Are hip-hop videos causing black women to be perceived as bitches and hoes, or are black women causing hip-hop videos to portray them as bitches and hoes? Maybe a month ago, on my own site, I predicted that ironic white man on black woman sex would be the next wave in hipsterdom - the new trucker hat, if you will. Lo and behold, last week there was this article at MSNBC about how black women can hardly these days go anywhere without white dudes wanting to get their tip drill on.
Featuring seven minutes of simulated sex acts, jiggling strippers and the now infamous scene of a credit card being swiped along a woman's derriere, the rap is the most offensive they've ever seen. Lewis, 19, agrees. He's not talking about me.