Melinda Tankard Reist, author of Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualization of Girls, has put out a call for the public to respond to the forthcoming release of the music video for "Monstrous" a song by Kayne West.
The outcry is in connection to a video teaser leaked by HipHopConnection.com. The leaked video is now being blocked, but you can get a sense of some elements of the video by watching this behind the scenes video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuZ_VR6nLdw&feature=related. This behind the scenes video shows a "dead" woman laying spread eagle on a table in front of Rick Ross as he eats a plate of raw meat.
In just 30 seconds the leaked (but now blocked) video showed viewers image after image of eroticized violence against women:
· Dead women, clad in lingerie, hang by chains around their necks
· West makes sexual moves toward dead or drugged women propped up in a bed
· A naked dead or drugged woman lays sprawled on a sofa
For more about the video and efforts to stop its release (there is a petition you can sign) see Melinda's blog at: