Feminist Disney, hey, i keep seeing the amber eee twitter screenshot around tumblr and I was wondering if you could explain why indie rock is usually more sexist than rap music? thanks!
hey, i keep seeing the amber eee twitter screenshot around tumblr and I was wondering if you could explain why indie rock is usually more sexist than rap music? thanks!

you need to take a hard look at what that image is saying lol… or click on the reblogs if you keep seeing it everywhere?? ? don’t try to tell me there wasn’t a good reply in the 5,000+ I saw one just by scrolling! (research before asking, ya’ll, new daily mantra.)

It’s not saying indie rock is more sexist… it’s literally saying that people don’t point out sexism in indie rock.

Indie rock- mostly white people

rap music- mostly black people

there is a racial context to who gets called out for what in music, and what people feel most comfortable critiquing, etc. And this is not the only example, which is why a lot of people read this and understand what it is saying without needing an explanation.

For just one example, Sarah Silverman, I think? Once said something about not liking rap music until Eminem did it and finally someone was bringing complexity and meaning or, whatever to the genre. Which was, yknow, a nice slap in the face to all the rap artists who came before him and did music like that/set an example for him/but weren’t white.

And there’s also been a lot of articles about part of the issue with rap as its presented to mainstream audiences is that the people in charge of choosing which songs make it big- mostly, white corporate men- consciously choose the songs that are not more complex and about the discomfort (mostly for rap) black men feel. White supremacy does not allow itself to be questioned in that way.

Rap music is as diverse as any other genre, and also has deep cultural roots. 

  1. stuffannalikes reblogged this from feministdisney and added:
    Yes, FINALLY. While I don’t dislike Macklemore, for instance, I dislike the fact everyone treats this white straight man...
  2. babyduppy said: (can you make this rebloggable)(if you havent already done so?)
  3. coldfrieshotice said: The comment about Eminem is so true. That’s essentially what people say about Macklemore now, like Queen Latifah, A Tribe called Quest, Common, Angel Haze and FUCKING 2PAC were never deep to name a few.
  4. littlevisibledelight said: i was really confused by it because i thought it was saying why are there rap songs that critique misogyny but no indie songs that critique misogyny. this makes much more sense, aha
  5. zephyr-vandal said: BLESS YOU for the eminem parallel omg i am so tired of hearing these fuckwits talk about how rap was bs until macklemore
  6. allthemorebeautiful said: Perfect response. Can you please make this rebloggable?