Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Dehumanization of Black Women in Hip-Hop videos

I found this on the great For Hariet site.
"For Harriet is an online community for women of African ancestry. We encourage women, through storytelling and journalism, to engage in candid, revelatory dialogue about the beauty and complexity of Black womanhood. We aspire to educate, inspire,
and entertain. "

Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet.

"This short video is about the representation of African American Women in Music Videos and its impact in our society.The representation of African American women in music videos has had a negative light for a few decades.African American women has been displayed as an accessory in most rapper's musical visual aids. With their physical portrayal as video vixens, backed by the negative effects of the lyrical meanings behind most rap and r&b music, the risky behaviours that the women of color presents are that of hyper sexuality which overtime is internalized and stereotyped."