US rapper, Tyler-the-Creator has been in Australia this week giving concerts; his song lyrics promote violence against women, so should we really be giving him a platform to do this?   We can’t excuse songs about rape, genital mutilation, raping corpses and burying bodies, as ‘entertainment’ or ‘free speech’.  A resolution in the Philippines was filed this week aimed at celebrities and entertainment personalities “observing the utmost sensitivity to victims of violence against women during their public performances, given their position of influence.”  Violence Against Women is preventable if we challenge and change attitudes that condone it – that means not giving a rapper who promotes violence against women an audience.

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