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Sony Has Let Down All Its Female Artists - It's Time To Demand Of The Entertainment Industry What We've Been Demanding of the NFL
I've not been Kesha's most devout musical fan, so admittedly, I didn't realize what she has been going through and pursuing since 2014, until her request for an injunction was denied on Friday, and then I became one of her biggest supporters, because it's not just about her. It's about every woman in the industry who has been through what she has been through and every woman who will go through it. The denial of this injunction basically allows plenty of men to let out a sigh of relief because they can use the "she's like a little sister" excuse to get away with inappropriate behaviour. They can go back to touching your leg and grabbing your waist while trying to reach for lower, and chalk it up to "brotherly love." Labels and other companies can go back to pretending this issue doesn't exist or isn't a big deal, and they don't have to worry about losing out on their "investments."
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
This popped up on my gossip newsfeed Friday morning, and I was extremely appalled. How Kanye chalked this up to artistic expression is beyond me. I'm not sure what's more troubling, that he claims "bitch" is a term of endearment in hip-hop culture, or that his wife was apparently okay with this. I am not an expert on hip-hop culture, so I don't know if that's true or not, but there is something very wrong with that kind of logic.
Not only is it misogynistic, as Taylor has apparently stated, but it's disrespectful, it's classless, it's demeaning, it's just plain disgusting language. Artists making strong statements through their music is no revelation, but here, Kanye is only making two statements: 1)that he is an arrogant, mysognistic, classless asshole with male entitlement issues; and 2) he's supporting the degradation of women.
What I cannot wrap my head around is that not only is he married to a woman, but he has a young daughter. I wonder if he thinks about his daughter when he makes his music. Would he be cool with someone talking about her like that? If he would be, then we have a whole different problem, and we need to call Child Services.
It seems much of the media is wrapped around the expletive word used, but I find equally as offensive, the first part of this statement. The amount of narcissism he carries is frightening. I'm sure if you put him and Donald Trump in a fight ring together, they'd certainly try to duke it out to see whose ego is bigger, but the arena would immediately explode, because no arena is big enough for even one of their egos.
How rapping about having sex with someone in such a derogatory way is artistic, I will never understand. And how the b and the n-word are considered terms of endearments, I cannot understand either. While he's correct in the sense that those two words have become somewhat commonplace in modern day society, the n-word is just hypocritical as he interprets and uses it, and the b-word is still derogatory now matter how sweetly and lovingly you use it.
This should be a wake up call to women who innocently call each other bitches, even as a "term of endearment," because we're just making it okay for other people to also call us bitches. It allows imbeciles like Kanye to think they can own women, as Kanye has made clear here.
How he still has fans, especially female fans, I have no idea. If we think, "Oh it's just music, it's just art, it's okay...freedom of expression," then we're doing ourselves a disservice by allowing influential people to badly influence us. There's freedom of expression, and then there's just obnoxious.
God bless Kanye for his daughter's sake.
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