Music videos are hurting women
After all the hard work, he finally achieves a breakthrough. He proudly displays his material success to the world, including shiny jewelry, a brand new sports car, and a luxurious mansion on a hillside. He decides to celebrate his success by hosting a party at his mansion with his friends and acquaintances.
However, the scene at the party is concerning: women in revealing bikinis line the stairs, some crawling on the floor or dancing provocatively. Meanwhile, all the men are fully clothed, some even wearing baggy clothing.
This depiction of women as mere objects or trophies to be won through hard work is troubling. The message conveyed is that women are unintelligent and enjoy partying and showing off expensive jewelry at events. This is a harmful and incorrect stereotype.
Success should not be equated with objectifying and exploiting women.