This little meme/graphic is currently going around on Tumblr.
Awwww, ain't that sweet???
Let's take a look at the roles of females in country music's current top 10 songs (not counting Miranda Lambert's "Automatic" and a couple of others). They are treated as if only expected to:
ride shotgun like it ain't no thang
sing with the radio
be pretty and give him a flirty look
move like that
wear daisy dukes
shake that moneymaker
wear tight jeans
smile at the guy who "wants some of that"
ride shotgun and give him kisses with great frequency
give him the impression that he might get some tonight
look good climbing in his Chevy
whisper to him your preferred destination
steal his ball cap and let your hair blow out the window
sway to the backbeat
Now, I'm no feminist, and I do this kind of stuff more for trolling than for social justice/artistic balance...
but that just seems a bit skewed from reality and basic dignity, don't you think?
Where art thou, country gentleman?