The society, today, is faced with numerous challenges on the effective ways of dealing with the rise in popularity of the hip hop and rap culture, the hardest task being, to draw the line between the negative and positive effects of this culture especially amongst the youth. Abortion in the other hand is an issue that that has polarized the society with opposing sides drawing hard stands on the issue. The debate has been given a new twist in relation to addict mothers and if they should be allowed or even forced, to abort their fetuses. This discourse will explore these two issues in detail.
The hip hop and rap culture was been part of the American society since the 90s, when it gained popularity mostly among black American youths. The popularity that hip hop and rap got from the youth enabled it to be commercialization and making the culture even more accepted by society. The growth and acceptance of the hip hop culture have been evident even in the wake of concerns about the negative effect hip hop and rap culture has in the society.Hip hop and rap culture has been characterized by violence, misogyny, drug abuse and sex. Critics of the hip hop and rap culture have come to the fore blaming the rise of the school shooting and the rise of gang related violence on the violent lyrics in hip hop and rap songs, stating that rap and hip hop artist have made the youth have a perverted look of violence as most of these hip hop artist glorify violence in their songs. Misogyny is a popular theme in hip hop culture as the lyrics of most hip hop music justify the victimization and exploitation of women. Critics of the hip hop culture have stated that hip hop has contributed more harm to the society even with the defenders of the culture stating that the hip hop as any other form of music is an adequate form of expression especially for marginalized groups.
Abortion is an age old debate in the American society and has been the subject of massive regulation and social debate. This issue has gained more focus with concerns being raised concerning abortion by drug addicts. People in favor of the act have stated that allowing the addicted mothers to abort will prevent the child to be born in unfit conditions that may otherwise deter their development. They argue that an addict mother will not be able to take proper care of their unborn child and the child may grow up being an addict themselves. People against the practice argue that every person has the right t life and that each should be given the right to live, noting that not all people born to addicts end up being addicts themselves.