. However, Sharpley-Whiting also believes that “violence in hip hop is a manifestation…for a much more prevalent American violence that much of (white) America would rather ignore” (Sharpley-Whiting, 75). In other words, this violence has stemmed from another culture onto hip hop’s (Sharpley-Whiting, 75). First of all, one important aspect to examine to better understand the unique relationship women have with hip hop, is sexual abuse (Sharpley-Whiting, 58). More specifically, the nature of “the relationship between hip hop culture and sexual abuse” (Sharpley-Whiting, 58).