More details have emerged from the subject of Ashley Judd’s memoirs, “All That Is Bitter And Sweet”. It doesn’t look like Snoop Dogg and P Diddy will be asking her to star in their videos anytime soon. Judd chose her book to launch an attack on what she sees as the misogynistic culture of hip hop and rap and how she doesn’t want that linked to the charities of AIDS awareness that she supports.
The “Kiss the Girls” actress has vented her anger on both performers and the world of hip hop in general “with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’”.
The criticism came as Judd discussed her work on AIDS awareness, launching an attack on the YouthAIDS choice organization, which uses hip hop and rap public service announcements for TV and radio through popular local and international celebrities like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the word.
As a red flag to Judd, she sees rap and hip hop as bound up in a rape culture, sexist, violent lyrics and disrespect of women. She got very deep, talking about how she saw the social construction of gender as “the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.”
Judd certainly has an axe to grind, as her childhood of lies, pain and sexual abuse are all dealt with in detail in the book, “All That Is Bitter And Sweet”.
Ashley Judd’s comments are bound to get people talking, both for and against the alleged links between rap, hip hop, sexism and violence.