Sunday, February 13, 2011

rape culture and eminem

please tell me why anyone thinks eminem has any redeeming qualities anymore? there is nothing good about his music/message. he is a woman-hating mysoginist pig, and no that opinion does not mean i am a feminazi - it means i do NOT buy into the victim-blaming, slut-shaming rape culture we are living in. i mean really, look at these lyrics from "stay wide awake" and tell me how they are even a little bit okay

Fe Fi Fo Fum!
I think I smell the scent of a placenta
I enter Central Park it's dark, it's winter in December
I see my target, whip my car in Park and approach her tender
Young girl by the name of Brenda and I pretend to befriend her
Sit down beside her like a spider, Hi there girl you mighta
Heard of me before see whore you're the kinda girl that I'd a-
-ssault and rape and figure why not try to make your pussy widea
Fuck you with an umbrella and then open it up while the shits inside ya

I'm the kinda guy that's mild but I might flip and get a little bit wilda
Impregnate a lesbian, yea now let's see ya have triplets and I'll di-
-sintegrate them babies, as soon as they out hoe, with formalde-
-hyde in cyanide girl, you can try and hide, you can try to scream louda

...seriously? how is that is any way shape or form acceptable?!
not to mention at least for me, that shit is triggering as hell having my name in there. thank god i was never raped, but i WAS sexually abused. can you imagine how triggering this would be for someone who WAS raped? this is NOT OKAY. there is NOTHING okay with rape, rape jokes, rape culture, etc. but unfortunately thats what were living in - rape culture. a culture that makes rape jokes funny, that tell women its their fault for getting raped (you shouldntve been drinking so much, wearing such revealing clothing, etc) NO. victim-blaming is WRONG and there is no one to blame but the RAPIST. but unfortunately we live in a society that favors the rapist over the victim. it disgusts me.