Hip Hop Feminism: Because it’s Our Culture Too

If you follow hip hop media you will see the absence of women. It looks like a men’s club and it’s not.  This issue has everything to do with Hip Hop Feminism. What is Hip Hop Feminism? It’s me, it’s you, it’s equality it’s not well developed yet but we’re taking it there. I was first introduced to this concept in grad school while researching for my thesis.  Coined by Joan Morgan in March 1999, we build off of this legacy. Let’s take it to a new level! “The Jukeboxx Movement: Hip Hop Feminism,” is a movement  which aims to refocus Hip Hop Culture back to its original mission created by the Universal Zulu Nation- “Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun.” Currently, the most concentrated form of disrespect within hip hop is of women. The Jukeboxx Movement is committed to spreading awareness while eradicating misogyny, sexism and gender discrimination in the art form. Goals: 1. Create an equal space (from already existing spaces) for all, especially for women 2. Move to stop the exaltation of rappers based on content as well as skill. For example, Biggie considered to be a great, though he glorifies rape and violence in his music 3. Stop the oppression of women and to gather rappers who are willing to fight the misogyny that currently pervades Hip Hop culture. I start this movement with the due date for my mixtape – THE ASSAULT MIXTAPE – A story of my life as a survivor of domestic and sexual assault. An ode to survivors around the world. Due in March for Women’s History Month (March) to be ready for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April). Join me would you? I would love to see you in the movement. After all, it is for all of our freedom. Hip Hop Feminism! Hip Hop Feminism on Google Plus  The Jukeboxx Movement : Hip Hop Feminism Other Groups and Communities Women in Hip Hop Dance The Jukeboxx Movement: Dancer 2Gz: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls – USA and India The Power of Hip Hop : Southeast Hip Hop Community Team India Hip Hop Exchange Readings “When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist” by Joan  Morgan “Home Girls Make Some Noise: Hip Hop Feminism Anthology” Editors Gwendolyn D. Pough, Elaine Richardson, Aisha Durham and Rachel Raimist