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Petitioning Cumulus Media CEO Lewis W. Dickey Jr and 3 others

Universal Music Group, ClearChannel and Cumulus Media: Stop playing music w/lyrics containing derogatory terms towards women/men over radio airwaves.

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     From the early 1990’s to now, record labels and radio stations through years of protest and conferences have yet to remove such songs that attack women on radio airwaves.Such terms like b*tches, ho#s, and slut in music are demeaning towards women thereby not only evoking individuals to use them freely among one another but also causing confusion in whats deemed acceptable and unacceptable behavior between men and women.  This music of which we are bombarded with daily through radio may censor the terms however it prompts individuals to look them up only to be confronted with degrading and malicious words aimed at women.

Letter to
Cumulus Media CEO Lewis W. Dickey Jr
UMG CEO: Lucian Grainge
ClearChannel Media CEO: John Hogan
and 1 other
CBS Radio CEO: Dan Mason


As one who is in a paramount position to make a difference in music, I am asking that you remove music slandering women from radio airwaves along with the n-word.


Such terms like b*tches, ho#s, and sl^t in music are demeaning towards women thereby not only evoking individuals to use them freely among one another but also causing confusion in what is deemed acceptable and unacceptable behavior between men and women. The degrading of women in music along with the n-word are both sensitive subjects causing U.S. citizens not only discomfort and confusion but causing other countries admiring the U.S. bow their head in disbelief over the obscenity being played over radio airwaves.

The usage of the n-word was a word our American forefathers fought so hard not use and to hear a child or crowd chanting it because they heard it on the radio is dishonorable. Contrarily, for some years there have been numerous forums and discussions pertaining to this issue from MTV, BET, and Oprah’s town hall meetings on misogynism in music to even lawsuits filed against the FCC, nevertheless, this issue has increased rather than decrease. This music of which we are bombarded with daily through radio may censor the terms however it prompts individuals to look them up only to be confronted with degrading and malicious words aimed at women and men. Again, for the sake of families and citizens who love and cherish good music, I am asking that you all remove music degrading women from radio airwaves along with the usage of the n-word.