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Hip Hop Hates Me is a zine collection created by Brittnee Cann that centers around the trend of misogyny in hip hop music and culture.

HHHM: Volume 1 was created in March of 2016. It serves as an outward observation of this theme, a reactionary presentation of the many  ways that hip hop mistreats women through demeaning language, sexual objectification, sexual conquest, and physical violence.

HHHM: Volume 2 was published three months later in June and digs deeper into the origins of this phenomenon, its impact on our society, and the author’s thoughts on the importance of education and responsible consumption of art.

If you'd like a printed copy of either zine, hit me up on Twitter @brittneecann.


HHHM Volume 1 - PDF download

HHHM Volume 2 - PDF download


VOLUME 1: Data Sources & Educational References

Genius, misogynystats.com, wikipedia: "Misogyny in hip hop culture", Gretchen Cundiff's dissertation "The Influence of Rap/Hip-Hop Music: A Mixed-Method Analysis on Audience Perceptions of Misogynistic Lyrics and the Issue of Domestic Violence" for Elon University Spring 2013, "From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images" 110th Congressional House Hearing 2009 (page 61), Vol 12 No.1 edition of "Misogyny in Rap Music: A Content Analysis of Prevalence and Meanings" by Ronald Weitzer & Charis E. Kubrin for George Washington University November 2009

VOLUME 2: Resources & Recommended Reading

Banner. David. “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Streotypes and Degrading Images.” United States Congress. 2007. Web, Cundiff, Gretchen. “The Influence of Rap/Hip Hop Music: A Mixed-Method Analysis on Audience Perceptions of Misogynistic Lyrics and the issue of Domestic Violence.” Elon University. 2013. Print, Gay, Roxanne. “Dear Young Ladies Who Love Chris Brown so Much They Would Let Him Beat Them.The Rumpus. Web. 2012. Bad Feminist. 2014. Print, Glantz, Jamie. “Women in Popular Music Media: Empowered or Exploited?” The College at Brockport. April 2013. Print, Mubirumusoke, Mukasa. “Rapping Honestly: NaS, Nietzsche, and the Moral Prejudices of Truth.Journal of Speculative Philosophy for Pennsylvania State University. 2016. Print,  Obaro, Tomi. “What Do Kendrick And Kanye Owe Women Listeners?BuzzFeed News. Web. 2016, Schmidt, Erica. “The Objectification of Women and Misogyny in Hip Hop Music.” Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University. 2013. Print, Smith-Strickland, Stephanie. “How ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Presents a Unique Conundrum For Women.Highsnobiety. Web. 2015.