Music

The Weight of Words: How Ashley Judd’s Hip-Hop Comments Opened the Door to Discuss Rape Culture

Posted on April 26, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

As you’ve probably heard by now, actor Ashley Judd ignited a firestorm of controversy over her condemnation of rap and hip-hop from her new memoir All That is Bitter & Sweet.  Here is the passage that caused the furor: “YouthAIDS … Continue reading →

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Lady in Red…Meat: Should We Condemn Lady Gaga for Wearing a Meat Dress?

Posted on September 18, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay…the meat dress.  As we all know by now, Lady Gaga donned a raw meat dress (yes, folks it was real) for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).  As the resident vegan at work, my colleague Nai exuberantly asked my … Continue reading →

Posted in Lifestyle, Music, Veganism, Women and Gender | 13 Comments

Kiss Me Kate: Singer Kate Nash’s New Album “My Best Friend is You” is a Feminist Anthem

Posted on June 18, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

I am a huge fan of Kate Nash.  I loved the first album from this spunky, outspoken Brit.  She’s the kind of woman you want to grab a beer with and whose closet you want to raid.  Starting out by … Continue reading →

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: M.I.A. & Erykah Badu’s Controversial Music Videos

Posted on May 4, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Art continually pushes the boundaries of convention.  In singer & rapper M.I.A.’s new 9-minute video for her song “Born Free,” she showcases explicitly graphic, violent images and nudity.  Scenes show U.S. armed forces barging into houses, brutalizing civilians, raiding and … Continue reading →

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