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Each semester students choose their own writing topics within this broader subject area. The following five essays represent a diversity of perspectives that inspire us to more deeply consider, discuss, and consequently act as innovators to readjust the current gender injustices that define today’s music industry.
Aaron Larson Tevis’ “Freedom: Gender and Technology in Music” explores the social perception of gender difference in the creation and use of music technology and production. Jordan Popky’s “’Female As a Sub-Genre” reflects on the positive and negative connotations of using the term “woman” in front of one’s professional identity. Leonoor Rinke de Wit’s “To what extent do women in the music industry support feminism?” discusses contrasting stances on feminism by popular music celebrities including whether or not it is unfeminine to be a feminist. Paola Pierce’s “Hip-Hop and Reggaetón: Parallel Grounds” compares their similar messages of sexual objectification of women through videos and lyrics.
Composition Department, Professional Writing and Music Technology Division
and Adjunct to the Liberal Arts Department, Professional Education Division
(author and teacher of LSOC-220 Music, Gender, and Society)
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