so i feel like a bit of a hypocrite, because even though i am generally bothered by sexist tv shows or sexist advertising, i let misogynist stuff slip when it comes to music. honestly, sometimes i don't even realize what i'm listening to/singing along to... then it hits me what they're actually saying and it's like "whoa, that's wrong". yet if i enjoy the tune, the lyrical content of the song won't completely turn me off to it. i feel like i'm almost desensitized to it... especially since so many songs on the radio are all about "bitches" and "hoes".
for some reason, eminem singing about killing his wife doesn't bother me as much as the objectification/female submission that's basically all over the radio. maybe it's because no one is going to take eminem's "bitch i'ma kill you" seriously (well, most people, at least). however, the message that women are only as good as their orifices is much more common, and i feel like it has much more impact than the really violent stuff. perhaps because it's totally accepted and omnipresent. like, kids practice dance moves to soulja boy (superman that ho, anyone?)
here's some lyrics that i found problematic/relevant to your question.
"Long hair big lips
Little doll frame round her plastic tits
She's automatic and super clean
Little bang baby all American dream" - "sex machine", dope
"I'm a menace, a dentist, an oral hygienist
Open your mouth for about four or five minutes
Take a little bit of this fluoride rinse
Swish but don't spit it, swallow and I'll finish
Yeah me and Nate d-o-g-g
Looking for a couple bitches with some double D's
Pop a little champagne and a couple E's
Slip it in her bubbly, we gonna have a party" - eminem/nate dogg, "shake that"
wait... i thought slipping stuff in people's drinks was also known as "date rape", not "party". whoops.
"Not a eight and not a nine, grade you more than just a dime
Bentley steering wheel body, cause you look better from behind
Grip around your waist turn it, like I'm just trying to get a better view
Cause God must of been working hard, when he assembled you
I'm trying to test drive, your rear and your shape
And I'm power steering your waist, and I see your rear is in shake
If you thought I couldn't handle it, then you're really mistaken
No one here to keep you near, then you're here for the taking" - chamillionaire, "grown and sexy"
i actually like that song (shame, shame), but comparing the girl to a luxury car...basically, a really pretty object/accessory.. yeah, sick.
When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.