Sexist Music – or not?

A local rock/heavy metal station has a bad habit of running really, really sexist station promotion spots. Usually they’ll talk about strippers doing anything for them (or worse). The latest one says “Don’t visit our website if you don’t like women!” – presumably because it’s festooned with scantily clad women. Too bad, heterosexual female metalheads! (And somehow, I don’t think a lesbian or bisexual female metalhead would get any more respect.)

I really don’t know what this has to do with the music, though.

I almost think that it’s a sad, pathetic way for the parent company (Clearchannel, natch) to try to prove how “edgy” they are. But I have to stop and consider… is this really fan-driven? Am I such an anomaly? Anyone have any thoughts?

(And yes, if you’re my student and reading this, you can use this as a research topic.)

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