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Body shaming women who are fat or skinny is wrong

State Hornet

October 23, 2014

Meghan Trainor and her doo wop anthem “It’s all about the bass” is being praised for her catchy lyrics that seem to promote a positive body image for women who don’t sport the stick-thin runway look favored by Hollywood.However, Trainor’s song is actually a skinny shaming tune in disguise, ...

Shallow lyrics in rap illustrate a need to return to social outcries

Artie Valenzuela

September 28, 2011

Let's face it, the rap of today would get beat down by the rap of yesterday. Take a look at the starting roster for the veteran rappers: Tupac at point guard, Notorious B.I.G. at shooting guard, Kurtis Blow at shooting forward, LL Cool J at power forward and Afrika Bambaataa at center. Add the Wu-Tang Cl...