Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Coming Up: My Problems with Hip Hop

5 comments:

Eva said...

http://race.eserver.org/misogyny.html

Have you read this? I think it's pretty fascinating.

Christian said...

Thanks for turning me on to this. I haven't read the whole thing, but so far it's the kind of tired, reductive "blame everything on the white male hegemony" thing that has given liberalism, academia, political correctness, etc. such a bad name. By condemning the sort of core values of a whole culture (i.e. Euro-American culture)it makes it impossible to solve any problems. I think that there are some core values that are very good, that are mostly based on the golden rule. Such reductiveness also makes it impossible to form a more pointed critique of a particular industry and its ills, that could potentially cause some behavior to change.
I'll make my stance more clear when I post.

Bingy said...

yes, please!

Eva said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Eva said...

From this response, it sounds as though you are relating white male hegemony with the core values of our culture, which, hopefully you weren't.
But I don't think that suggesting that there are serious problems with the way gender and race relations are set up in our country (and world) in a very fundamental, far-reaching way is far fetched, or tired (especially coming from bell hooks) and while I think it can be a bit too reductive, I think the essay addresses some fairly specific issues in the context of sweeping problems.