Just in case you were wondering, it is probably a good idea to never, ever write a song with the lyrics, "And all she eat is dick/ She's on a strict diet/ That's my baby." Want to know why? Because it's gross and sexist, and not very good advice for women watching their figures, either. A Registered Dietitian you are not, Lil Wayne.
It's probably also not a good idea to write songs about only fucking hos who wear Dolce & Gabbana, or about slipping drugs into a woman's drink in order to sleep with her without her remembering. Those make your lyrics scummy, RiFF RAFF, and rapey, Rick Ross.
So let's start the next year with some lyrics sans the misogynistic tone, please. Perhaps something more introspective than how you treat women as sex objects. As romantic as the words "And girl, I fuck who I want, and fuck who I don't" are, they're a wee bit demeaning and again, slightly rapey. So let's back away from the rape lyrics and come to our senses. And stop blaming the good kush and alcohol. It's getting a bad rap.
If there ever were ten songs guaranteed to set women's-rights advocates into a tizzy, this is it -- our Top 10 misogynistic songs of 2013.
10. "Fine China," Chris Brown It's Chris Brown. Nothing about this dude is genuine, even when he's attempting to be less disgusting than normal. When he busts out lines like "It's alright/ I'm not dangerous," it makes me feel the exact opposite. And then when he follows it up with, "We can take it slow or act like you're my girl/ Let's skip the basics," it's worse. What in the hell with the acting like it would be an honor to be his "girl?" The song aims for Brown's softer side but ends up fails miserably, heading right back into misogyny.
Also, referring to women as "fine china" is negating any sort of human qualities they hold, because he's kind of referring to them as an object. Like a damn china plate -- a breakable, irreplaceable piece of china -- not a person equivalent to a dude. He couldn't have come up with something better than a damned plate?
9. "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line So, this: "Yeah, when I first saw that bikini top on her/She's poppin' right out of the South Georgia water/Thought, 'Oh, good lord, she had them long tanned legs!'/ Couldn't help myself so I walked up and said..." and then whatever twangy, "baby you a song" lyrics that follow.
Okay, overly-twangy country dudes. Way to remind women that the only thing about them that matters is a bikini top and some short-shorts because all they're good for is sex. They're just supposed to take those tan legs and hop into the back of your truck to go muddin' all night, because you're that irresistible. Things like that are totally awesome and not sexist at all.
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8. "Dolce and Gabbana," RiFF RAFF "Seven butt-nakeds sippin' drank in my sauna/ Only fuck with hoes who rock Dolce & Gabbana." And that's just the hook. There's also "Bitches act like Aquafina/I'mma be a steamer/ I'mma steam-clean 'em," and about a zillion other times RiFF refers to women as "bitches." I'm not even going to pretend to know what the hell it means to steam clean a "bitch," but it sounds ill-advised at best.
It also sounds incredibly misogynistic when coupled with the fact that RiFF thinks women are bitches and hoes, and he'll only fuck the ones who wear Dolce & Gabbana. Ladies, do yourselves a favor and wear everything but, or you may have a RiFF humping your leg.
7. "Redneck Crazy," Tyler Farr So, on the stalker-misogyny side of things, here's this little ditty from Tyler Farr where he blames his woman for driving him "redneck crazy" and threatens to shine his headlights in her window all night while he throws beer cans at her shadow because she broke his heart, again.
It's all this little strumpet's fault that Mr. Farr is an angry, bitter redneck who can't be held responsible for the fight he's about to cause with her new dude. Women. We're the root of all evil, right? And not at all your equal because of our lack of penis.
6. "Belong to the World," The Weeknd In this beautiful, touching, and not at all disgusting song, The Weeknd's lyrics are so misogynistic and uber-creepy that they probably deserve a higher spot, but unfortunately 2013 was the year of misogynistic songs, so here they stay.
Lines like "I'm not a fool/ I just love that you're dead inside," and "I know I should leave you/ And learn to mistreat you/ Cause you belong to the world" basically speak for themselves. Oh, and they would also like to "domesticate" the woman in the song, in case you needed further proof. And just because The Weeknd adopts an alter ego to play the sociopath in his songs doesn't make it any less disgusting.
5. "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke We all know why "Blurred Lines" is misogynistic. We don't even need to explain. And now we have "I know you want it" stuck in our heads. Great.
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4. "I'm In It," Kanye West "Black girl sippin' white wine/ Put my fist in her like a civil rights sign." So that's Kanye, rapping about fisting a black girl. I suppose it's okay though, since he's referring to civil rights and once said George Bush hates black people and all? The answer is no.
It's not okay to degrade women in that manner, whether you share the same skin color or not. And just in case you gave him a free pass for that, there's also this. "Eatin' Asian pussy/ All I need was sweet and sour sauce." So he can be sexist and racist at the same time, which is like misogyny multitasking.
3. Okay, all of Yeezus: "On Sight," "Hold My Liquor," etc. Just the whole damn album. Someone just needs to put Kanye in therapy for his severe dislike of the opposite sex. We just can't with that album.
2. "Love Me," Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future This song uses the word "dick" and "bitch" more times than we care to count, and then this happens: "She say 'I never wanna you make you mad/ I just wanna make you proud"/I say 'Baby, just make me cum/ Then don't make a sound,'" and the whole world explodes in a fit of misogyny rage. Is there any reason to elaborate?
1. "U.E.N.O.," Rick Ross After "U.E.N.O." and the oh-so-romantic lyrics "Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it," Rick Ross will always take the rape-lyric cake. We completely hate its entire premise. Not awesome.
Writing lyrics about drugging a chick and raping her is always going to make your song the most misogynistic of the year, even if Kanye's trying to come harder and Weezy is using the word bitch like it won't be there tomorrow. There's pretty much nothing that can top those lyrics in the misogyny department, but we know you'll all give it the good old college try again next year.
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