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In August 2020, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion broke streaming world records with their rap duet "WAP". Its critics point to its allegedly raunchy video and lyrics, calling its proud descriptions of female arousal as morally corrupt, anti-feminist and grotesque. Others say that lyrics such as “I said certified freak, seven days a week” are liberating; that they reclaim female sexual agency and empower marginalised groups.

WAP represents a crisis in feminism Show more Show less

Both WAP's video and the lyrics perpetuate degrading ideas about women, their role and value in society.
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WAP commodifies female sexuality

Sex sells. WAP's singular representation of women as sexual objects is worrisome. Its success reinforces beliefs that female sexuality is a product to be consumed.
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