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Classic Films on Women in Hiphop

March 4th, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, HARI presents a weekly series celebrating and exploring the place of women in hiphop and hiphop culture. Begin exploring the tension of being a woman in hiphop and hiphop feminism with these classic films.

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Back Off

Back Off! - "Caution - Women Standing Strong"

March 12th, 2012

Women's History month is the perfect time to reflect on the fact that many women unapologetically support both Hiphop and feminism. When I teach college courses on language use and identity, I ask all of my students to write the words they hear and use to describe women in their communities and on their campus.

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Say My Name

Film Review - Say My Name

March 11th, 2010

Say My Name (2009) is a documentary that excavates many of the lost voices of women in Hiphop. Directed by Nirit Peled and produced by the production company Mamamess, the film presents a broad look of past, present and future female MCs of Hiphop music in the United States and London.

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MIA at the Grammy's with T.I., Kanye, and Jay-Z

Where are the Ladies?

April 14th, 2009

As hip-hop is expanding its paradigm for what is normative and authentic, women should be encouraged to create their own niches and define their music and their images outside of the archetypes that have traditionally been placed before them.

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