Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Progress....!

Hooray for Gina at What About Our Daughters. Looks like the fight against alleged black image degradation (from the likes of Viacom's BET) is going mainstream. The New York Times have picked up the story . You can read the story here.

4 comments:

Amazing said...

WONDERFUL! What's so sad are the executives, label owners and rappers who claim hip hop and music videos do not have an effect on how Black Women are viewed. If every time you see a video or hear a song, the content is negative or degrading, people will group all Black Women into the same category. The media is very powerful and they are to blame. But, the women who choose to shake their behinds in the video and rap or sing on the songs should be held responsible as well.

Tania said...

Finally! yeah!

Miriam said...

But, the women who choose to shake their behinds in the video and rap or sing on the songs should be held responsible as well.

Well put. I don't know, however, if people are ready to claim responsibility for their part yet. It seems right now, BET is a "safe" accusation. lol

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

The problem is that we live in a world where people are highly rewarded for base character. I don't know how to change things other than to work on each individual. I have a daughter that I am raising to become a strong woman who will understand her worth and not allow her intelligence to be dulled. I can only hope to achieve my goal and pass on some sense to her, my nieces and friends. Everytime you close your eyes to sleep, yo wake up and there is another nightmare on the horizon...