Congress Blames Hip Hop

Executives to be questioned about misogyny

Variety reports that the U.S. Congress is preparing to hold hearings on "stereotypes and degradation" of women in popular media later this month.

A new front on the content wars may be opening when Congress holds its first hearing specifically into media "stereotypes and degradation" of women -- particularly African- American women -- later this month.
Hearing, not yet officially announced and tentatively skedded for Sept. 25, will focus primarily on hip-hop lyrics and videos, which critics have frequently derided for explicit misogyny aimed largely at black women.