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30 sexist popular songs that are not rap (Part 2)

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In 2019, some people still think rap is the most misogynistic and hostile music for women. However, pop, rock or French chanson have been full of sexist lyrics that have gone unnoticed for decades. It seems more urgent to blame sexism on hip hop than to acknowledge that our whole society is sexist and rap is no more no less sexist than any other musical genre. But no one looks eager to criticize the lyrics of icons we grew up listening to…

To set the record straight, Madame Rap compiled for the second time 30 sexist songs that are not rap and that made their mark on the history of international and French popular music, without offending anyone. Get ready for some everyday sexism, abuse of power, rape culture, pedophilia, slut-shaming and harassment.


Léo Ferré – Ton style
Charles Aznavour – Trousse chemise
Jacques Brel – La ville s’endormait
Yves Montand – Je sais que vous êtes jolie
Joe Dassin – Il était une fois nous deux
Richard Anthony – Amoureux de ma femme
Philippe Lafontaine – Cœur de loup
Claude François – Bye bye petite Julie
Michel Polnareff – La mitchetonneuse
Alain Souchon – J’veux du cuir
Benjamin Biolay – Dans ta bouche
Stupeflip – Ce petit blouson en daim
Saez – P’tite pute
Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation
John Lennon – Jealous Guy
Paul Anka – (You’re) Having My Baby
Ringo Starr – You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful You’re Mine)
The Velvet Underground – There She Goes Again
Scorpions – Don’t Make No Promises (Your Body Can’t Keep)
Led Zeppelin – Sick Again
Them feat. Van Morrison – Hey Girl
Mötley Crüe – She Goes Down
Def Leppard – Armageddon It
Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever
Rammstein – Pussy
Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
George Michael – Father Figure
Nickelback – Figured You Out
One Direction – Why Don’t We Go There?

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