• wrote a new post, Research Nugget #5, on the site ~Katie Cairns~ 5 years, 8 months ago

    Does Exposure to Sexual Hip-Hop Music Videos Influence the Sexual Attitudes of College Students?

    APA Citation:
    Kistler, M. E., & Lee, M. J. (2010). Does Exposure to Sexual Hip-Hop Music Videos Influence the […]

    • Very very interesting topic and post, for one it triggered a few things for me because there were a lot of points that you made that were true but at the same time there were a lot of points that I felt could be looked at deeper. When I listen to music, hip-hop or rap lyrics, I have the ability to take the good from the bad, being able to separate tolerance and intolerance, the real world from a more dream world and I think that its what many youth are missing, the ability to filter out some things. When I hear Drake say the “b” word, it is demeaning and degrading, but at the same time a lot of there lyrics go a lot deeper. I personally, never feel offended when I hear lyrics such as that because what it does for me is empowers me to do bigger and better things but when I also listen to music, I listen to the rhythm, beat, and tone. I think that it is a scary world that we live in where lyrics are starting to become acceptable but I also feel that it is wrong to say that it is only hip-hop doing so. What I also think is interesting is what individuals are taking as literal.

    • I don’t find it very surprising that Hip-Hop/rap is aligned with Objectification, i mean its basically the premise of most of it, That or weed, All the weed. But yea, i generally like to think people have the capacity to separate what they consume with how they act, on the reverse of that however people who are already in line with those themes are probably more attracted to it. Rap really isn’t the only thin that does that. Rock was notoriously bad about it for the longest time (remember Drugs, sex and rock’n’roll) Shit even stuff as mellow and Phil Collins usually has underlying sexual themes. I find usually metal doesn’t really fit into the objectification area, mostly because its to busy being about violence, war, fantasy, murder, and the occult to bother with sex.

    • Findings: “She also found that both male and female participants in the sexually stereotyped condition indicated more adversarial sexual beliefs (e.g., the belief that sexual relationships are manipulative), gender role stereotyping, acceptance of interpersonal violence, and acceptance of rape myths than those in the neutral condition. Only one music video was used in each of the two conditions in this study; therefore it is difficult to decipher what exactly was manipulated as well as the success of the manipulation.” Clearly there are problems in the study — only one music video was used — and also they viewed videos in different genres.

      I think the findings show that both men and women are more TOLERANT of interpersonal violence after watching these videos. To blame women for this tolerance seems unfair — since men need to share in that blame — and since the videos (just one!) changed both genders’ acceptance levels of violent behaviors. The point is that the videos change viewers’ beliefs and tolerance levels for male aggressive behavior — and this finding seems important to helping you piece together an answer for your research question.
      Look at more studies like this one!