Chickenhead (sexuality)

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"Chickenhead" is a derogatory American English slang term that can refer either to someone who performs fellatio[1] or, derisively, "dumb female".[2]

Etymology[edit]

The term originated in African-American sexual slang and gained popularity through use in hip-hop, notably the 1996 skit "Chickenhead Convention" on the album Muddy Waters by Redman.

History[edit]

The term "chickenhead" has been mentioned in the context of misogyny in hip hop culture. Ronald Weitzer and Charis Kubrin note that "A favorite rap term is 'chickenhead,' which reduces a woman to a bobbing head giving oral sex."[3] Bakari Kitwana argues that many rappers refer to women, black women in particular, as "bitches, gold diggers, hoes, hoodrats, chickenheads, pigeons, and so on."[4] Johnnetta B. Cole argues that hip hop's tradition to refer to black women in such terms disrespects and vilifies them.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richardson, Elaine B. Hiphop literacies. London; New York: Routledge, 2006, ISBN 978-0-415-32928-6, p. 42.
  2. ^ "Misogyny in Rap Music: A Content Analysis of Prevalence and Meanings". Men and Masculinities, 12 (1): 3-29. doi:10.1177/1097184X08327696
  3. ^ Weitzer, Ronald and Charis E. Kubrin (2009). "Misogyny in Rap Music: A Content Analysis of Prevalence and Meanings". Men and Masculinities, 12 (1): 3-29. doi:10.1177/1097184X08327696
  4. ^ Kitwana, Bakari. The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2002, ISBN 978-0-465-02978-5, p. 87.
  5. ^ Cole, Johnnetta B. "What hip-hop has done to Black women". Ebony, March 2007.