Hip-hop's got Ashley Judd worked up a little bit. Specifically, Diddy and Snoop Dogg. In her new memoir All That Is Bitter And Sweet, she points the finger at rap for being the "soundtrack of mysogyny" and she doesn't agree with the depiction of women in the lyrics of the songs. She must have heard Doggystyle and been in utter shock.
Check out what she wrote in her book below:
"Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by rap and hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message...um, who? Those names were a red flag. As far as I'm concerned, most rap and hip-hop music -- with it's rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as 'ho's' -- is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny. I believe that the social construction of gender -- the cultural beliefs and practices that divide the sexes and institutionalize and normalize the unequal treatment of girls and women, privilege the interests of boys and men, and, most nefariously, incessantly sexualize girls and women -- is the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.".
Rap culture as rape culture? It sure wasn't rappers on stage at Woodstock '99. Haven't heard of any rapes at Rock the Bells or Summerjam.— Matthew Trammell (@trmmll) April 8, 2011