Both genres are open to criticism for it and I’ve seen a lot more meaningful criticism for hip-hop and rap, particularly from black female music journalists. What’s changed with country music, at least with what’s on the radio, is that the genre is completely dominated right now by the songs that present women as little more than window dressing. I’ve been a country music fan for thirty years, and been writing about it for fifteen, and it’s been remarkably bad this past decade. There was a stretch there where only three women were regularly played on country radio, one of whom has since gone pop. It’s gotten a bit better in quantity, if not quality, with a couple more ladies breaking through. I don’t think that the bro country songs would be as polarizing if there were more women singing about their own experiences to balance them out.