“Compton” Degrades Women

Allison P. Davis wrote an essay on The Cut about the misogyny in “Straight Outta Compton.” She talks to NPR about the prominent black women — Oprah, Ava “Selma” DuVernay — who support the movie: ‘I think Oprah supports the movie because, as a positive, the movie does tell an important story about a group that was an important mouthpiece for black people and for black culture. But within that legacy, there is a history of language that degrades women and therefore, I think, becomes very complicated for black women to support this film — and, often, hip-hop culture in general.’ Amen, sister.

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