Songs The Most Powerful Songs About Rape  

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Although the subject of rape is rarely talked about in mainstream media, it's important to the feminist movement to keep the discussion going about sexual violence against men and women. These songs about rape give a voice to the voiceless, and help break through the wall of shame, self-blaming, and victimization that many rape victims experience.  

Pearl Jam wrote "Saying No," about how to have respectful, consensual sex with your partner.  With lyrics like "When she says stop, you gotta stop," they really explain the rules of enthusiastic consent from your sexual partner. 

Other songs about rape are metaphorical, like Nirvana singing about his difficulty with the media and music industry in "Rape Me." And then there are songs about rape that are actually extremely creepy. Rocko raps "Put Molly all in her champagne, she won't even know," in his song, "U.O E.N.O," to show listeners the mindset of the rapist. 

Vote up the songs about rape that you feel are most poignant, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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Nirvana

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75 29
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Pearl Jam

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136 79
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Tori Amos

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91 49
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Marina and the Diamonds

5
62 27
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Sublime

6
43 13
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Stone Temple Pilots

7
45 25
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Toad the Wet Sprocket

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15 10
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Rocko

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9 5
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punksnotdead added Falco

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15 12
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Guided by Voices

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20 18
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9 6
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A Tribe Called Quest

13
6 3
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Thomas Price added The Rolling Stones

14
8 6
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punksnotdead added The Exploited

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13 12
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Marilyn Manson

16
3 1
Sullen Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful Songs About Rape
MikeSchinkel added Fiona Apple

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7 8
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44 53
Blurred Lines is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful Songs About Rape
Sam Jex added Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell Williams

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5 6
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Fishbone

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4 5
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The Mentors

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8 11
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Tracy Chapman

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10 17
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punksnotdead added GG Allin, The Scumfucs

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6 12
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punksnotdead added GG Allin, The Holy Men

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18 31
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32 84
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Sammy Davis, Jr., Carmen McRae