Poet Madiha Bhatti on misogyny in music

Listen up Jay-Z, this Muslim woman’s got something to say to you.

Poet Khalil Gibran wrote, “Music is the language of the spirit”—but what happens when that language tears our spirit down?Muslim spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti didn’t like the objectifying lyrics she heard in contemporary music. Rather than simply switching off the radio, she wrote some of her own. Watch as she warms up, then tears it up at the :30 mark. There are so many snap-worthy moments in this, our fingers hurt.
Poet Madiha Bhatti

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10 Responses to Poet Madiha Bhatti on misogyny in music

  1. Mary Sunshine says:


    “Firefox can’t find the server at http://www.groundswell-mymt.org.”

  2. Mary Sunshine says:

    Got it! Thanks.

  3. Tobysgirl says:

    Thanks so much for the link; great rap!

  4. Sandra Ritter says:

    where can i get a copy of the lyrics? I would love to frame them.

  5. Gina says:

    I would like a copy of the lyrics, too. I’m a middle school teacher and I’d like to share the poem with my students.

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