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Home Girls Make Some Noise!: Hip-Hop Feminism Anthology Paperback – March 15, 2007
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book written with the female MC and B-girl in mind, alternating
between poetry, prose and essays about being a female of the Hip Hop
generation and culture. The essays in this anthology were well
researched and cited credible sources.
I was pleasantly surprised by
the vast number of interviews conducted with females in the Hip Hop
industry. "Home Girls Make Some Noise" does a fantastic job of
breaking feminist Hip Hop culture down to the lowest denominator.
"Home Girls" discusses lesbians and other alternative lifestyle
women and their role in hip hop culture past and present. Most of
these alternative lifestyle women complain that mainstream hip hop
has a difficult time accepting their orientation for anything other
than visual stimulation for men in rap videos. This argument was a
perfect lead into the objectification of women in rap videos. This
objectification of women in hip hop goes far beyond the video girl
and the female rapper. Female DJs from across the country and
across the globe said that they feel the pressure to prove
themselves. This pressure comes from both male and female Hip Hop
consumers alike. The pressure on females in Hip Hop is cyclical. The
industry is having a profound effect on young girls, which is fast
becoming a social problem. Girls as young as five displaying
sexually explicit dance moves in response to what they are seeing on
BET and other music video networks.Read more ›