by Gray Graham
Someone yesterday shared a blog post by Byron Hurt: Are You Man Enough to Challenge Too Short? Like most issues like this we can only effect those people that are directly in our lives daily so that basically is just going to be our children and maybe a few others.
Our culture is at the point where this is commonly tolerated and accepted. I disagree with the belief that this is just the minority , everything we see in society indicates it is the majority. Most think it is harmless. Too Short is not saying anything that other hip hop artists aren't saying. Many of his fans are women. We see women everyday post songs on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + with male rappers constantly degrading women and they love it.
Some of the men most beloved by women are the very ones who belittle, degrade, abuse, and assault the very character of women. Recently I was compelled to correct such a display of disrespect towards women from a man, only to find my efforts where unwelcome by women who were present.
So the real question is not if men are going to stand up to Too Short and other rappers, the question is are women going to stand up for themselves and demand more respect. Until that happens by the hundreds of millions then nothing is going to change.