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hip hop & feminism

Joan Morgan

What happens when we love problematic music? Journalist Joan Morgan has spent her life examining hip hop from a black feminist perspective. Join this session as she explores the contradictions of pop culture.

Hosted by Linda Marigliano. 

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“When I put the terms hip hop and feminism together, most people felt like it couldn't possibly exist.”

Joan Morgan

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Hip-hop is known for misogyny and sexism. Some of the genre's most famous figures continue to have worldwide success despite allegations of violence against women. Extraordinary journalist Joan Morgan's book, She Begat This: Twenty Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill tracks the artist's rise in the male dominated R&B scene, and comes to us to investigate the complex relationship of black feminism to hip-hop. What has changed in the 20 years since Lauryn Hill's eponymous album was released? How is a culture of silence created? And how are predators protected so that men can continue to assault women? Join this fascinating session about how feminism interacts and subverts the misogyny in hip-hop, and what to do when you love problematic pop culture. 

More about Joan Morgan

A pioneering hip-hop journalist and award-winning feminist author, Joan Morgan coined the term “hip-hop feminism” in 1999 with the publication of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, which is now used at colleges across the country. Morgan has taught at Duke University, Stanford University, and The New School. She Begat This: Twenty Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is her latest book.

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More about Lisa Marigliano 

Linda Marigliano is a full time radio and TV presenter. Beginning her DJ career at 18, this pocket rocket is a well respected authority on new music and emerging artists. Currently the national triple j Mornings host, Linda also presents two weekly podcasts, Inspired and Science with Dr Karl. In 2018, she hosted the ABC TV’s new live music show The Set as well as What Is Music, a 15 part series on how music works and how it affects us. 

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A self-confessed hip-hop junkie, whose passionate documentation of the genre, combined with adept cultural criticism, has placed her at the forefront of music journalism.

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