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Why rapper Ana Tijoux won't be a sex object for her music
Why rapper Ana Tijoux won't be a sex object for her music

Ana Tijoux's latest piece of writing isn't a song. It's not a lyric. And it's not a collection of musical notes. Instead, it's a bit of a rant: an essay about the ways in which women's bodies are presented in popular culture. The French Chilean rapper, known internationally for her rapid-fire rhymes and socially conscious themes, says the piece came to her in an airport.  "I see this music video on the TV, I don't remember who it was," she recalls, and then follows up with some, um, colorful Chilean-isms to describe the human posterior. "I turned and looked at the reaction of my colleagues and I realized that this is something...

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