Final Project: Gender in Popular Music

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For my final project in Gender & Popular Culture (AMST 3010), I have decided to explore the spectrum of representation of gender in American popular music. The creative aspects of the project include a video compilation and an accompanying graphic and “festival poster.” They portray eleven songs that serve as case studies for the vast variation of gender attitudes across genres and eras. For my Final Paper, I take an in-depth look specifically at the positive representations of gender and explore the intersectionality and various feminisms they incorporate.

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1. Bitches Ain’t Shit – Dr. Dre

2. Make It Nasty – Tyga

3. Baby Got Back – Old School Players

4. Barbie Girl – Aqua

5. Man! I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain

6. Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce

7. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Aretha Franklin

8. Stay at Home Dad – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

9. Keep Ya Head Up – Tupac Shakur

10. U.N.I.T.Y. – Queen Latifah

11. Bitch Bad – Lupe Fiasco

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