Turns out Maddie & Tae were right—new research shows that girls in country songs really are only good for their looks.
In 2014 the country duo Maddie & Tae released their hit single “Girl in a Country Song,” a song that laments how women in country music today are portrayed as objects, play-things meant to satisfy a man. As you know, I have 4 daughters, and they all listen to country music. Wanting to know if my daughters really are exposed to messages in country music telling them that what makes them special is how they look and how tight their clothes are, we analyzed 750 country songs from the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s for how they portrayed women.
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