Racialicious has a neat piece by “Nina” recapping an episode of Oprah about misogyny and Hip Hop that was spawned by the Don Imus debacle. From the article:

All the panelists (except the Spelman students) seemed to talk in circles around the issues and used far too many metaphors (Dr. Robin Smith’s “you feed someone garbage, eventually it starts to taste good”) to address the issue of female degradation in the hip-hop world. The world of which they spoke was of course mainstream hip-hop-rap videos you see on MTV/BET (both owned by Viacom) or songs you hear on commercial radio stations (many owned by ClearChannel). But there were some strong comments. Diane Weathers, former editor of Essence magazine called for Snoop Dogg to lose his contract due not only to his lyrics and videos but his side hustle as a pornographer.

Interested? More here:

Oprah’s town hall meetings on misogyny in hip hop at Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture