Recently we discussed Moya Bailey's article titled, "The Illest, " in which she talks about ableist language in hip hop. Then I got to thinking about how the music industry objectifies and exploits\ women and this doesnt necessarily need to take place in the lyrics, but it can also be in the music videos. I immediately thought of the music video for "Bat Country" by Avenged Sevenfold, which I've posted a link to. In this music video, there are women dancing around in lingerie and at one point, a women is covered in whipped cream. In another scene, they are on top of tables while the band members watch them. Later on in the scene, the music video shows two women licking eachothers tongue.
What scared me most when watching this video prior to having this class discussion was that it didn't really hit me that women were being exploited or objectified, which only meant that this happens so often that the majority of us dont even think about it.
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHS3qJdxefY