What genre music do you think of when you hear violent threats and pure degradation towards women? 9 times out of 10 the answer will be Rap or Hip-Hop. Artists like Ludacris, Plies, Lil Wayne, and many others all frequently bash women in their popular songs. Taking Back Sunday, an alternative rock band, actually trumps most of these rappers with their single "Cute Without the E." The title itself is more violent than the content of three rap songs combined. Cute Without the E = "Cut." In this song, the lead singer sings melodically about his options in life, which are limited to one of 2 things: killing a cheating girlfriend or killing himself. The violence expressed towards women in this song is not totally random, as often is the case in rap songs. Basically the song is a story: man catches girlfriend cheating on him ("Your lipstick his collar don't bother angel/I know exactly what goes on"), man must decide whether he wants to punish the girlfriend or punish himself for allowing the secret affair to exist ("Well which would you prefer my finger on the trigger or me face down, down across your floor?"), and finally man realizes how psychotic he is acting and expresses hope for a peaceful ending ("Hoping for the best just hoping nothing happens"). I think this song is truly disturbing, the title in itself just screams "EMO slit-my-wrists-esque music." In my opinion, this alternative rock song is more violent than any rap song I have heard in the last 5 years.