Your Revolution (spoken word)

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Artist: Sarah Jones

Year: 2002, 2003

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: North America

Location: Portland, Oregon

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion


Confronting Bodies: FCC

Description of Artwork: The spoken word piece is a feminist critique of modern rap music, and features "vivid sexual imagery" often found in other rap music.

The Incident: The FCC fined radio station KBOO-FM for airing the song after a listener complained that it was inappropriate (although the complaint was made a year before the FCC took any action).

Results of Incident: Sarah Jones sued the FCC for infringement of her first amendment rights and filed for an injunction to prevent the FCC from enforcing the fine. Ultimately, the FCC reversed its decision and declared the song was not profane.


See also and and for a performance of the piece.