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Should there be a ban on music that glorifies violence against women?

  • Music should be a source of entertainment!

    Music is a source of entertainment or a way to express yourself but shouldn't be made a medium to went out your frustrations against the female sex or against anybody for that matter! And for once put yourself in the receiver's position. If you hear a song that goes on about inflicting pain and violence on either yourself or people of your own gender, would you be comfortable? Wouldn't you feel offended? Of course you'd be offended and uncomfortable! We are trying to make this world a better place for everybody! With equality between males and females and this type of music is only bringing us back to square one. It is a good thing to have freedom of speech and artistic expressions but we have to remember that we are a society! We do not exist alone and if we have to make this world a better place to live in, we must take care of what we do, say or how we behave to make others around us comfortable!

  • Yes, violence in music should be banned.

    Misogyny is rife in the world of music. And, just as one is not allowed to cry fire in a crowded theater, one should not be allowed to speak words that incite violence against any group. One should not be allowed to do this against a racial group and certainly should not be allowed to advocate it against women.

  • I belive it should be

    I belive it should be banned because it puts the wrong images out there for not only women but for teeenages. Then on top of that you have 1st graders listening to the music and half of what people sing about women are wrong. Violence is not something to glorify.

  • Violence against women.

    Actually it is not the music that initially glorifies violence - it is the lyrics. However the tune will thereafter remind most listeners of that glorification. Hence songs that glorify violence should be banned - for example, Delilah. Music on its own is unlikely to achieve this, unless it is music to a film scene and/or play scene glorifying violence. But it only reminds one of the visual scene - like the tune of a song reminds one of the lyrics. Hence it will only achieve this for those who have seen the film and/or play.

  • Yes, it should be monitored and banned.

    Yes, there should be a ban on music that glorifies violence against women. I understand that we are a nation that supports freedom of speech but when it is promoting something that is wrong and illegal such as violence against women, it should not be allowed. As much as society thinks that music doesn't influence the masses actions, by allowing that music to be available to the public, it is essentially endorsing that behavior and that is wrong.

  • Yes, but it should be regulated not banned

    I think there should be some type of regulation put on it because it glorifies violence. There is too much technology these days that gives kids too much access to violence. That is why we are seeing more and more youth violence in our society. They have access to it all the time so they think that it is not that big of a deal. There should be some type of age limit on it.

  • Music is an influence

    Everything is an influence including music, especially towards younger children. Children copy things that are cool and hip so if the new song that everyone is talking about includes violence against women, they will follow it, making a more abusive generation of men. Music should not glorify violence towards women to protect them from abuse, rape etc.

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  • Should be banner!

    Music that glorifies violence against any gender is wrong but it shows the equality between men and women if it promotes violence against women. Many children will listen to this music and be influenced by what they hear and may even grow up with this type of music forming who they are and what they do.

  • No, not fully

    I think that age restrictions should be applied like with films. But the complete banning of such music seems far too radical an action. As-long as people realize why there are restrictions put in place and the bad effects of listening to this music it would be fine. And the ratio of how many people listen to this music that don't harm women to how many people listen to this music that do is the same as people that do not listen to this music and commit violence against women compared to the people that do not listen to this music but do commit violence against women.

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  • Why should you

    Ban it if you don't like it? Even if you do ban it, it will become more sought after. Anyway, music does not affect your choices, you do, so you cannot blame music for something that other people are responsible for. It's like saying that reading books will make you become a killer.

  • No, not fully

    I think that age restrictions should be applied like with films. But the complete banning of such music seems far too radical an action. As-long as people realize why there are restrictions put in place and the bad effects of listening to this music it would be fine. And the ratio of how many people listen to this music that don't harm women to how many people listen to this music that do is the same as people that do not listen to this music and commit violence against women compared to the people that do not listen to this music but do commit violence against women.

  • Music is art

    Music is an art form, and whether you like the music or not, it remains an art form. The banning of art whatever the genre, simply because it upsets a few people is like another door closing on democracy. This tendency for minorities to call for the banning of everything that they find offensive, if successful, would result in the dullest world we could ever imagine living in.
    Some people need to eject themselves from their own rectums and accept that if one person does not, but ten do, then "do" is what should happen. Deal with it. Think freedom not fascism.
    If you cant emotionally handle the content, don't freekin' look at it. But don,t ever dare to try to make choices for me.

  • That would set a very Dangerous Precedent

    If we ban music that 'glorifies' violence against women based on the idea that it is inciting violence then that is a dangerous precedent.

    Eventually it would lead to arresting protesters and even politicians whose political beliefs are against what the government wants. All the government would have to do is argue that someone listening to their speech could be inspired to act violently. A right-wing government would argue that any speech talking about the gap between rich and poor is encouraging violence against the rich. A left-wing government would say that any speech talking about too much social welfare spending is encouraging violence against the poor and the homeless.

    Violent people choose to be violent. The speaker does not 'incite' them, not unless they are explicitly asking or ordering the violence.

    If you base the argument on being offended that is even worse because anything can be argued to be offensive.

  • Don't ban songs!

    There have been so many books that have been banned for the silliest reasons. Lest not have that happen with music. Don't get me wrong, this is not a silly reason, but it is a wrong one. What happened to freedom of speech? What happened to the first amendment? Don't ban this, let them have there freedom of speech. Let them speak.

  • Banning something will not make it go away.

    There needs to be a focus on why there is music with glorified violence against women. Banning it, no matter how disgusting the music is, goes into free speech territory. If you fix why people think it's okay to sing/rap about beating or sexually objectifying women then you fix the music.

  • It would be impossible.

    Even though it's something I and many others are opposed to, there is really no way to ban songs on the basis of content and subject without restricting freedom of speech. In an ideal world, people probably wouldn't write songs glorifying violence against women (or violence at all), but it's not an ideal world, so the best we can do is try to avoid such songs (which I try to do with most pop music in general) and/or share opinions about it.

  • It's free speech, whether you like it or not.

    While I and most reasonable human beings find violence against women to be morally deplorable, the government is not here to enforce morality. Additionally, whether or not something actually encourages violence against women is up for interpretation (just look at the debates about the meanings of certain songs).

    In a nutshell, not only does the First Amendment reign supreme, but this would be impossible to enforce effectively.

  • First Amendment

    Music is the musicians way to express themselves, and should not be regulated. The freedom for them to express themselves using any words they want to, no matter what they are, are guaranteed by the First Amendment. Who are you to say that "their views are distasteful and wrong, so they shouldn't be allowed to have them?" I don't support violence against women in any way, but if you don't like this, then just don't listen to it.


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