Sunday, 13 October 2013

I do not agree with the following statements:

  • 'Hip hop presents a very rigid and narrow version of manhood - one that suggests that to be a "real man" you must be strong and tough, you must have a lot of women and money, you must always be in control, and you must always dominate women and other men.'
  • 'If you do not live up to these ideals, you will be ridiculed for not being man enough. You will be called names like "soft, weak and wimp.'
I do not agree with the statements because you do not have to be 'strong and tough' to be a man. Even if you are not strong and tough you are still a man. However in the music video- 50 cent- Candy shop, it is suggesting that you have to look and be tough to get the girls and be a true man. It is suggesting this as, 50 cent has about 30 girls around him and is trying to act all hard and bad.

In Jay Z's music video, Big Pimpin, he is basically acting the exact same how 50 cent acts in his video. For example they both act like they are kings because they are both super rich. They are doing this by getting all the girls around them and having super expensive properties.

The second statement I completely disagree with as well as you will not necessarily be called names like 'soft, weak and wimp' for not acting all hard like 50 cent and Jay Z.

1 comment:

  1. A good basis with some examples used. Focus on detail and specific examples