The short answer is:
because people don’t pay attention to the words.
I’ve heard 10 year olds singing the words to “If You Seek Amy” and “S&M” and being none the wiser about what words were coming out of their mouths.
I’ve taken Eminem lyrics and lain them on paper as poetry and people have been emotionally affected upon reading them, whereas they bopped along to the beat when music was involved.
The Blues Traveler song “Hook” is a perfect example of this – people only pay attention to the tonality and musicality of a song, but when they read the lyrics it changes the dimension.
Clothing trends have always been flashy for hip hop, but performers in general have always been more risqué than the average man on the street. I believe that each social center determines their line of acceptance (which changes over time).
A good example of this was the recent release of the movie 50 Shades of Grey. It was given at least an R rating in every country except France, who gave it an equivalent Pg-13. What is risqué to literally 99% of the planet had a different tolerance bar there.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-women-like-listening-to-hiphop-and-other-genres-that-blatently-demean-and-objectify-women
Originally Posted On: 2015-06-13