How Lyrics Perpetuates Male Dominance Against Female

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Qinami Koshimizu SO11(C) Assignment #3 11/12/2012 How Lyrics Perpetuates Male Dominance Against Female Many of us have heard the famous single “Love The Way You Lie” which aroused a lot of controversy when it was released two years ago. Performed by famous American rapper Eminem and singer Rihanna. The song attempts to portray domestic violence and abusive relationship. The position of male and female in a relationship and their social interaction are always the hot topic of contemporary music. In this paper I would like to discuss how this song perpetuates male dominance against female through four aspects in gender-role socialization, including emotion, action, sex and social interaction. Also I would argue about the…show more content…
Being expected of different social roles and offered different responsibilities, males had to be dominance at most time. Such phenomenon could be found more commonly in Asian culture as well. In some Asian countries it would be a huge shame for males if they could not make enough money to raise the entire family and fulfill the wives’ expenses. Females choose to live as housewives and rely on the males thus empower the males to be dominance. In conclusion, the song exhibits the males’ dominance against females from four perspectives: emotion, action, sex and social interaction. Also the song portrays that in some situations females choose to be dominated by males thus empower males to be

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