Think boys are simply born into their masculine gender role? Consider, for a moment, how quickly the cultural norms of acceptable maleness can change. The past decade of masculine fads saw cultural expressions of manliness range from finely-groomed boy bands to shlumpy stoners to blowed-out "guidos." The versions of masculinity that gained popularity in the [...]
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I've been writing a lot about date rape in popular culture lately, particularly in music. Most of my treatment has involved parsing the lyrics of popular songs with rape-scenario undertones: Asher Roth's soft indictment of college date rape; A Tribe Called Quest's anti-date rape, menstruation-joke opus; Slick Rick's anal-themed rape song. [...]
Take It With a Grain of Assault: Palmer finds humor in her rape.
Hint: Frat boys, check; Victims, no.
Amanda Palmer’s new single, “Oasis,” is a sunny tune about a tumultuous time in a teenager’s life. After enduring rape, abortion, and a schoolwide slut-shaming, the girl receives an autographed headshot of her favorite band—Oasis—in the mail, and [...]
Date Rape Anthem: Asher Roth's "I Love College"
I can't tell you what I learned from school but
I could tell you a story or two, um
Yeah, of course I learned some rules
Like don't pass out with your shoes on (get the sharpie)
And don't leave the house 'til the booze gone (no [...]
Asher Roth |MTV Music
The video . . . features a host of bikini-clad women being covered with buckets of viscous white paint, most of which ends up on their faces.
. . . In the end, it's not that Roth is any more misogynist than many other guys in hip-hop, and I think there's more [...]