Hip-hop feminism was born out of a need to understand the many cultural, social...
B-Girl Be →
No longer just a sideshow and so much more than a freak show, women in hip-hop are THE soothsayers, the vandals, the beat contortionists, the ringleaders and the masters of ceremonies…. at B-Girl Be, we are the main event!
Hip Hop Is A Man's Game... →
… but does it have to be? A self-described ”hip-hop head” takes an in-depth look at masculinity and manhood in rap and hip-hop, where creative genius collides with misogyny, violence and homophobia, exposing the complex intersections of culture and commerce.
Women In Hiphop →
The Hip-hop Archive is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing the updated Women In Hip-hop Collection. This collection of books, films, and magazines is available at the Hip-hop Archive.
sex positive feminism! →
“Intersectionality suggests — and seeks to examine how — various socially and culturally constructed categories such as gender, race, class, disability, and other axes of identity interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels, contributing to systematic social inequality.” I saw an important intersectional connection between hip hop feminism and sex positive...
Two Great Quotes on Hip-Hop →
As a black woman and a feminist I listen to the music with a willingness to see...– When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, from fly girls to bitches and hos, pp. 72-75
Hip Hop Archive →
This site was created by a professor of the department of African and African American studies at Harvard University, Marcyliena Morgan.
hiphopfeminism asked: What is Feminism?
Hip-hop is a vehicle.– Talib Kweli
Ten Crunk Commandments for Re-Invigorating Hip Hop... →
I re-blogged this link to show how easy it is to share information on blogs with the re-blogging capability like tumblr. -Kate
Article: Drop and Gimme 50: The consequences of... →
The phrase “drop and gimmie fifty” sounds like one you would hear a drill sergeant yell at a military training camp as punishment for a mistake. Or you may even hear a disgusted coach scream it to one of his players on a football field during practice. It is a very authoritative phrase. Some might even find intimidating. So why is this statement along with others like...
A Conference Exploring the Impact of Hip Hop on... →
In 2005, the Center for Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago held the first national conference on feminism and hip hop. The Feminism and Hop Hop Conference featured panel discussions about the impact of hip hop culture on the racial, gender, and sexual perceptions of young people. Click on the link below to watch full-length video coverage of the four-day event.
We’re In Effect: Hip Hop’s Feminist Role Models →
While these ladies may or may not consider themselves feminists, as a young hip-hop fan looking for tracks that I could rap along to without 1) contorting my voice into deep tones, 2) having to change all the pronouns, and 3) convincing myself that the “hoes” referenced in the songs I was rapping to had nothing to do with REGULAR black women, I found them inspiring and much easier to enjoy. Roll...
Is Hip-Hop Feminism Alive in 2011? →
Joan Morgan coined the phrase back in 1999, but what does hip-hop feminism look like today? Is it Queen Latifah? Nicki Minaj? Or the 10-year-old girl calling out Lil Wayne?
Misogyny is prevalent in hip hop culture. Hip hop has had a tremendous influence...
Sex, Politics, and Hip Hop →