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February 10, 2009

Hip Hop Feminists as Cultural Workers

Hip hop feminists use alternative sources of knowledge as power

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Questions Hip Hop Feminists Like to Ask

How are black and brown female bodies being represented in hip hop culture?
How are these representations linked to historical processes of racism, sexism and capitalist exploitation of black women’s bodies, selves and humanities?
Why are there so little variety in the way black women’s bodies are being represented in hip hop culture, and in American popular culture more generally?
Links representations to the realities of sexual and gender based violence against women of color (Queen Latifah, U.N.I.T.Y./Lauryn Hill That Thing)