Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Faatimah Solomon on 12/12/2016

The Exploitation Of Women Of Color In Music Videos Needs To End

Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' music video

Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ music video

As a black feminist who is usually conscious of how normalized our misogynistic and often racist pop culture is, I am mostly displeased by the portrayal of black women in music videos. From Taylor Swift to Jason Derulo, artists across genres and of all identities seemingly fail to recognize that the fetishization of black women’s bodies in their music videos translates into their hyper-sexualizaiton in the real-world.

This treatment is first and foremost evident in the stereotypes about black women these music videos frequently perpetuate. Such stereotypes propagated about black women include the “angry Black woman,” the “sassy Black woman,” and the “hypersexual Jezebel.” But perhaps the most typical caricature of Black women is the sassy, finger-snapping, gum-popping, grill-wearing, twerking woman. And …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 09/7/2013

Saturday Vids: Best ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody Yet?

Every bigot shut up.

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Vocals: Zoe Ellwood, Olivia Lubbock & Adelaide Dunn
Lyrics: Adelaide Dunn
Video credit to Milon Tesiram, Chillbox Creative (https://www.facebook.com/ChillboxCrea…)
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