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Mediating Content (For What Am I Responsible?)

When I was in high school I liked rap music.  I still do, but back then I was less particular about the quality of the music’s content.  It was about money, drugs, and women.  To my shame, I sang along … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?

Oppression is a cycle between the oppressors and the oppressed. Specifically, I am referring to the oppression of women in the music video culture, as discussed in Dreamworlds III. The cycle begins in the fantasy world where men are the … Continue reading

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For What Am I Responsible?

Responsibility to act should not have to fall on the oppressed. While I do not feel that I am actively oppressed my mainstream media/advertising, it does not mean I can sit and idly watch it happen. Our recent reading of … Continue reading

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What happened to the lyrics?

So what happened to music these days? I mean, why does every second song have to be about sex … what happened to the story or narrative behind the song? It seems that these days the idea that “sex sells” … Continue reading

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