There are so many talented female artists in music today that it's hard not to think of some right off the top of my head. Not only do they have great voices, but they're successful and confident, not to mention pretty darn rich! Some of these artists knew that they were going to become a star while they were still in diapers. The two females that I will be highlighting are two of the younger musical talents that are out in the industry at this time. They both worked hard to get to where they are today by starting off with many of the same dreams and aspirations many of us women share. These women have contributed so much at such a young age that it's almost hard to believe. Music is such a
Women’s music came from radical, grassroots origins in the 1970s thanks to contributions by brave women, mostly lesbians (Mosbacher, 2002). These women used non-violent, peaceful force to forge their own way into the music industry. It was a peaceful yet political revolution of togetherness and liberation. It brought together women of different backgrounds who produced easy-listening, mellow harmonies played with lyrics filled with tumultuous
Finally, black women are stereotype for being gold diggers, video vixens, and jezebels. Black women that are gold diggers exchange sex for money or gifts. These women are not committed in a relationship with men. They are sexually active and seek for sexual favors (Wallace, Townsend, Glasgow, & Ojie, 2011). For example, Hugh Hefner the founder of Playboy has 3 to 4 Playboy Bunnies (girls) that live with him in his mansion. These Playboy Bunnies have sex with Hef for fan and gifts. Black women that are video vixens appeared in hip hop music videos. These women are female models that exploit their body. They can be seen dancing in videos with their boobs and butts out. For example, Draya Michele is a video vixen. She appears in many videos
Country music is a staple of American culture, however it does not properly represent over half of its audience. Female musicians in the country music genre are heavily outweighed by their male counterparts in terms of radio airplay and sales. Why do the successful country music artists not reflect the demographic of the audience? Has representation of each gender in country music always been as skewed as it is today? Female artists in country music should receive the same opportunities or treatment from the industry that male artists do.
Gender Biases in music focusing on the parallels associated with gender roles in modern day and historical trends are still present today. As of recent decades, women have had extremely limited opportunities within music especially composition. Unfortunately, women were often encouraged as amateurs but not professionals. As professional performers and composers, historically, there have been many obstacles facing woman. From the eras of "Let women keep silence in church." Women could and did make music in their own separate covenants, but these institutions did not compare to their male counterparts. Advancing to instrumental music in the Renaissance era, women faced sexual stereotyping when it came to instruments. Women were expected to develop and cultivate "feminine" instruments that would not require an alteration in facial expression or physical demeanor. This left women with mostly keyboard instruments such as the piano and harpsichord, sheltering women from broadcasting themselves because it was deemed inappropriate. The lute and viol were also acceptable during the Renaissance and Baroque eras and the harp and guitar were acceptable in the Classic and Romantic periods. There were many more instruments that were deemed "masculine." This included winds, brass, percussion, and larger strings. This made orchestra and other ensembles mostly an all-male profession. Between 1880 to 1920 the number of women composing and performing increased drastically, thanks to the
The picture I chose to analyze is a genderbend of the characters Junkrat and Roadhog from a popular game, Overwatch created by “Mist XG.” This example of genderbend in my opinion was executed poorly, especially when comparing it to the original character designs. Both Junkrat and Roadhog are extremely sexualized, and are not wearing bras or any support for their chests other than straps. The worst of all is probably Roadhog’s depiction, as he is an overweight character, yet the artist chose to slim him down considerably in this genderbend, purely to fit the female Roadhog into the stereotype that only thin women are sexy. Roadhog in the game is a tank, and generally depicted as a very strong character, going so far as to hooking characters.
In well-known fairy tales the males and females characters are often portrayed in the same light. The male characters are often described as the hero with strong masculine traits while the female characters are portrayed as the damsel in distress. Throughout the years fairytales have been casting the same stereotypes for their characters. In the story Beauty and the Beast the author de beaumont depiction of what an ideal woman is lays in Beauty. She is meant to embody the role of a feminine, humble caretaker, lover, and savior. The author depicts males as provider’s, however, it is clear that the men in the story are dependent on a positive female figure for life. Beauty’s disappearance threatens both her father and beast with death, symbolizing
Growing up as millennial in the 21st century I’ve got to experience some of the biggest cultural change yet to happen in the United States. Just in my 20 years here on Earth, I’ve experienced same-sex marriage becoming legal, transgender becoming more and more acceptable, pride parades, and so on. Despite going through these changes I believe our popular culture and entertainment are still fairly traditional and gender stereotypical. Movies and TV while I was growing up and still today are based on the traditional man and women together. Growing up one of my favorite TV shows was Hannah Montana which was a very stereotypical teenage show. As I got older more and more shows started to come out that broke the cultural norms such as Orange is the New Black.
Attitudes towards women, and their role in American Musical Theatre. For my essay, I am going to look at the attitudes towards women, both from men and other women, and the significant role that that women had in telling the stories in American musical theatre. Showboat was the first musical of its kind. Up
“All I want for my birthday is a big booty hoe”- 2 Chainz. Some women dance and show off for fun, some women expose themselves for money, and some give themselves up because it is expected. Wait, what? Yes, you heard that right. Society has come to the point where women are expected to give themselves up for sexual pleasure. Now what could some causes be? Could there be influence by the media? Would there be any influence by the music videos that the youth watches? You’re getting warmer, take a listen, feel the beat pulsing smoothly through your ear drums. That slight head nod you give to the beat, maybe a slight foot tap? Take in the instruments taking part in the beat. Now the important part, take in the artist’s voice. The loudest part you hear from his or her production. Dissect the lyrics and you’ll be surprised to find what you hear when you take it into consideration. Music has become more influential in society. With it a negative light has been projected towards the female gender; and although most of society doesn’t realize the damage this can do. Awareness of the damage caused by artists and producers in the music industry needs to be raised on these negative effects.
Art and other media platforms are reflective of societal ideals, especially among industries that are driven by profit-making motives. The music industry, among others, caters to what its audience wants to hear, to see, and to feel as they listen to music for the sake of making a profit. Music videos are one way the industry does this. In order to present what society wants to see, videos oftentimes include specific characters that society deems as “normal and acceptable” in terms of race, beauty standards, and gender and sexuality. However, this leads to unhealthy stereotypes and unrealistic expectations for society at large. Although music videos are made with the intention of being a creative platform, they often oversexualize women, create
McClary’s book “Feminine Endings: Music, Gender and Sexuality” gives great insights into why female artists have a real struggle in the music world. Her first few pages directly approach the problem that seems to push women to the stereotypical behavior that is associated with them. Women are assumed to be inferior to men. From the beginning of time, there have always been jobs and activities that were thought to hard for women to achieve; however, Madonna strives to prove these people wrong.
Gender perspectives throughout the 1960s and the 1970s were expressed by the rise of the feminist movement and the opinions of men. Art of both genders became substantial tools of political and social transformation. Within visual arts, the pop art movement dealt with the issue of popular gender ideologies and key aspects such as beauty and eroticism. The achievement of over exaggerating them is revealed in multiple lithographed duplications of Marilyn Monroe prints by Andy Warhol. Two more artists that will be analyzed is Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton because of their interpretation of women through art. Female character has been a highly debated topic for decades and has provoked artistic movements that have either protested against or produced and developed feminist art. Judy Chicago is an example of a famous female artist that has devoted countless years to not just being an object of the male gaze. In retaliation, she produced The Dinner Party, an influential, multimedia work to renew the history and opinions of women. This essay will provide evidence and a detailed analysis of several art pieces to prove that Pop Art was significant in the portrayal of women throughout art history.
In American society, the media creates impossible expectations for women of African decent. Women are given unrealistic standards to achieve (Melissa, 2009). The music industry is particularly sensitive to these types of expectations created for women in society. This paper will give an analysis of how image affects success in the business of music. Women are discriminated against in rap, hip-hop, and pop record labels. I will present statistics to support these findings and describe the experience obtained by working with a group.
Music shaming is still used by many to judge a person. It is not only serves as a form of embarrassment, but it also reinforces gender