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Women Count Demands Hateful Rap Song to Be Pulled and For Ludacris to Apaologize

The following is a letter sent out to members of Women Count

Dear Member,

We need your help today to speak out against an outrageous attack on one of our own.

Rapper Ludacris, in a song released today entitled “Politics”, calls Hillary Clinton an “irrelevant bitch” and also attacks President Bush and Sen. McCain. These lyrics are outrageous, offensive, and unacceptable.

It is another example of hateful, sexist language being used on the campaign trail, and now is our moment to make it clear: not on our watch! The leadership of both parties must step up to condemn such hateful speech and demand apologies. The Obama campaign has criticized the lyrics, but we call on the presumptive party nominee, who is the celebrated subject of the new song, to go even further:  It is not enough to condemn the song, we are calling on our presumptive Democratic Nominee to call on the artist and the label to pull the song and make a public apology. Now.

Remember, WomenCount has launched a “Stop the Silence” campaign calling on voters and Party leaders to speak out against examples of sexism on the campaign trail. Let’s show everyone that we mean it. 

Here’s what you can do:

Blog now. Hit your favorite blogs in protest. We’ve been doing it all morning.

E-mail now. Send an e-mail to (http://www.defjam.com/site/contact.php) and demand that the song be pulled out of circulation and that Ludacris and his record label issue an apology.

Tell your friends. Forward this e-mail to everyone you know. We promised that we’d jump on these issues. But we need you to take it from here.
Join our movement. Sign up (http://www.womencountpac.com/Site/Welcome.html) and join our fight.  Get involved in the direction the women’s movement is taking.  Make sure that your voice is heard.

Take these steps, and we’ll keep you informed about the results. But do it now. The best responses are the ones that come quickest.

Rosemary Camposano, Stacy Mason, Jehmu Greene, and the WomenCount Team
WomenCount PAC was created to ensure that the 51 percent of American citizens who are women  have their values and votes counted in the political process. So far in the 2008 election cycle, WomenCount has run a series of ads related to the presidential campaign and made contributions to several women candidates for Congress.

Contributions to WomenCount PAC are not tax-deductible.  Contributions will be used in federal elections, and are subject to federal law regarding prohibited sources and limits.  Contributions to WomenCount PAC are limited to $5,000 per calendar year and contributions from corporations and labor unions are prohibited. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.

2 Responses to “Women Count Demands Hateful Rap Song to Be Pulled and For Ludacris to Apaologize”

  1. Only the lyrics of that song?? Why doesn’t Women Count attack all the misogynistic “music” by Ludacris. And don’t just stop there! Pull out the rug from the rest of the rappers who consider women as frills and toys and sex objects. Unfortunately, most of that whole genre of music is offensive.

  2. Good point. Maybe this was the breaking point for them?

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