Do you think that hard rap music and other violent music encourages abusive tendancies in young people (particularly teenage boys)?
I was thinking about this because it seems like a lot of guys treat their girlfriends more abusively when they are around their friends to seem cool or in charge, and a lot of these same guys seem to look up to or even idolize rap artists, such as eminem. A lot of rap artists are singing about their own negative experiences with ghetto life, abuse, and drugs, and I think it is taken out of context when middle class guys try to apply it to their own lives. Even within the context of ghetto life it is of course unacceptable. This song kept playing in my head that I used to listen to when I was like eleven. I think it was by LL Cool J. It went "1-2-3-4 Get your woman on the floor!" It bothers me that I enjoyed listening to this at such a young age, and I consider that extremely mild to a lot of the other music I have heard or used to listen to. What do you think?
Violence in media - possible abuse trigger
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