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Rap Music and Misogyny

John on February 21, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Surprise! Rap music is bad for women. That’s the conclusion of a research study:

“…hearing rap music can spontaneously activate pre-existing awareness of sexist beliefs,” Cobb says. “We feel it’s unlikely that hearing lyrics in a song creates attitudes that did not previously exist. Instead, rap music, fairly or unfairly, has become associated with misogyny, and even minimal exposure to it can automatically activate these mental associations and increase their application, at least temporarily.”

I wonder how much this study cost? I could have told them rap was misogynistic for free.

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