Music make people feel happy, excited. However, it also make people feel sorrowful. Music always bring out message. The problem of gender inequality is one of the message that always be found in music. However, not all people know that when they are enjoying those music. Some of those music have already been pretty well imprinted on our brain. Sometimes, we unconsciously hum those songs. But do you really understand what it is?
This is a global issue. There are the songs with the gender inequality, no matter Eastern or Western. For example, “Hey Mama” by Nicki Minaji and Bebe Rexha. In the lyrics, it was found that female should absolutely obey the male. In the lyrics of other song called “Monster” by Kanye West, it was found that female not only show as an object. Even they do not need to appear in the image of living in the MV. “Want to want me” by Jason Derulo was found that the mind and the life is not important for female. What important for them is only satisfying their desires. Not only in Western, there are also some music in Eastern found this problem. The song “War of Hormone” and “Joke” by BTS in Korea are the examples. There are lots of words degrading to female. 
And there was an news about the song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke and gender inequality in 2014 . It was a popular song released in 2013. This song has won a lot of music award. However, not all people think that is a good song. In the MV and the lyrics, it is found that there are lots of pornographic screens and words. After watching the MV, some people think this song degrade to female and show female as a toy. In 2014,Robin Thicke was invited to have a live in Boston University. However, the students of Boston University think that this song “Blurred Lines” show the message “In the case of violation of women’s autonomy, and forced them to have sex”. They think it is insulting their school’s main concept “gender equality. Therefore, they hoped that Robin Thicke can cancel the live. 
The victims of the gender inequality is female. Male is also the victims. The Chinese song “Mom is the best in the world” is also one of the examples of the music with gender inequality. Sometimes, kids may ask why there is only the song called “Mom is the best in the world” but not a song called “Dad is the best in the world”. That is already a kind of gender inequality. Not only aggressive lyrics make the songs become a song with gender inequality. This kind of gender stereotypes is also one of the elements of gender inequality.
Enjoying music is one of our entertainments nowadays. That is also my favorite entertainment. However, when we are enjoying the music, it seems that we should understand what the message is and what the music is talking about. Although there are those music with gender inequality, there are also the music asking for people to care about the gender inequality. It seems that people try to use the media to show what they hope. Will the wish of gender equality become true in the future?
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