How is gangster rap like porngraphy?

Can anyone tell me how gangster rap is similar to pornography? Similar, in the sense that both are degrading and trying to dominate females?

They aren’t similar. It’s just that to Christian Fundamentalists, any form of entertainment that doesn’t match their sanitized, squeaky clean world-view is automatically pornographic.

Huh. Now, I’d argue that they are similar because neither is trying to degrade or dominate women. YMM, as always, V.

Is this a riddle?

I was wondering why the lyric sheets in all my old Geto Boys CDs were all stuck together…

…both are better with the sound turned down! :smiley:

Fagjunk Theology: Not just for sodomite propagandists anymore.

Damn it feels good to be a wanker…


why are ya asking? did someone tell you this… or are you trying to start a debate?

Miller, do you know much at all about porn, besides what you see on the screen?

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:rolleyes: Fisrt of all, you seem to have answered your own question.

Did you mean to ask, how do they both similarly go about degrading and trying to dominate women?

Or, better yet {b]do** they really, either on degrade wmen, etc.?

Or is this meant to be a pedagogic exercise and your helping the class along with an implied (well a bit more than implied) "right’ answer?

I don’t take it as a givent that ganster rap and pornography are, per se, degrading to, or trying to dominate woman. I can thing of examples of each that would qualify. I can also think of examples of televison shows, church doctrins and low paying jobs that also qualify.

What is it you’re asking again?

The music.


well…obviously no one here has seen rap videos…LOL

They both deal with “taboo” parts of life, which tends to give closed-minded simpletons a scapegoat on which to pin the world’s troubles.


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I’ll take a shot at it.
Porn and gangster rap both exists as representations of worlds where the ‘rules’ exist only for the benefit of those wholely part of the society they’re portraying. For example, most person to person contact in porn is given with minimal external context, no representation of fear associated with ‘our’ world, such as disease, guilt, pregnancy. The world of gangster rap is composed of large parties with high ratios of women showering affection upon the protagonist, empty streets, and street justice for those who betray the ‘hero’. It’s like a ‘god’ function in a video game, where any constraints or limitations are temporarily done away with to enjoy the excess.

Again, why is the question being asked ?

Both feature videos of women with exposed flesh performing provocative moves?

Well, I know it’s one of the few careers in which the women are routinely better paid than the men.

Blanket statements like “porn degrades women” are just stupid, if for no other reason than it excludes a sizeable subset of porn that doesn’t involve women at all. It also assumes that all porn studios are exactly the same, and that abuse is endemic to all of them. This is simply not true. Yes, there are abuses, as there would be in any industry that’s as poorly regulated and marginalized as sex work. This is a result not of the nature of pornography, but of the puritanical mindset that keeps porn in a quasi-legal liminal realm which makes it all but impossible for sex workers to organize or lobby for better legal controls over their profession.

Thank you, Thank you! I’ll be at the Crystal Ballroom all week! :wink:

Somebodys gotta go back and get a shit-load of dimes!

They’re nothing alike in content, but that doesn’t stop people from making the connection and putting them on the same “taboo” level. A few years back, the original Soldier of Fortune game was labelled “pornographic” here in BC, Canada. Now, that doesn’t mean that there’s any sex, but rather it contained the same level of explictness and as a result, it was strictly enforced that anyone attempting to buy it had to be 18 (the same rules that apply to porno).

They both involve a lot of bitching and moaning.