Here's a fantastic and entertaining example of resistance: in the video below, a Columbia University a cappella group sings Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."

Passed along to us from sociologist Michael Kimmel, he appropriation of the song works on so many levels: the all heavily-white, all-female group, the sweet choral arrangement, the pastel prep fashion, the strategically placed tennis rackets. They use race, class, and gender contradictions to force us to see and hear the song in a new way. All serve to mock the original, taking the teeth out of the language at the same time that they expose it as grossly misogynistic. Awesome.

This post originally appeared at Sociological Images. Republished with permission.

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