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July-31-08

WomenCount Denounce Ludacris' Sexist Rap Lyrics

WomenCount denounced Ludacris' new song, "Politics" for its attacks on political figures Senator Hillary Clinton, President George Bush, Senator John McCain, and Reverend Jesse Jackson. WomenCount decried the lyrics as "outrageous, offensive, and unacceptable." Communication director Rosemary Camposano said, "This is about beginning the grinding and painful process of rooting out this kind of hate language an behavior whenever and wherever it exists. The Democratic leadership have pledged to unhinge our nation from gender-bias, hate-language and misogyny and we are taking them at their word," according to WomenCount.

The song calls Clinton an "irrelevant bitch", Bush "mentally handicapped", states that McCain does not belong in "any chair unless he's paralyzed", and states that "If you said it then you meant it" in reference to Jackson's recent crude comments about Obama.

The Obama campaign officially condemned the lyrics. "As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn't want his daughters or any children exposed to," spokesman Bill Burton commented to the Associated Press.

Media Resources: WomenCount via MarketWatch, 7/30/08; Associated Press, 7/31/08; BBC 7/31/08; WCBS Newsradio 880 7/31/08


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