One of my biggest complaints with modern music trends is that, among other things, quite a few modern pop punk bands are demasculinizing males by having them be whining about something or the other in almost every single song. This "pop moshing", or a whiny singer strumming the same chords over and over again who thinks they are individual, is just plain annoying after the first 50 times. For one example, the popular band Train, in its smash hit "Drive By," the main character is complaining about how he messed up his relationship with his one and only... Which in my opinion, portrays him as a sad excuse for a man, putting women on a pedestal instead of treating them like what they really are, an equal component of the human race.
This modern trend of putting women on a pedestal is an extreme of the pendulum of gender equality, as opposed to songs such as "I Ain't Got No Use for the Women" by the legendary cowboy songwriter Harry Jackson, which puts down woman-kind. Neither of these extremes are acceptable, and a balanced equilibrium that gives women respect, but not so much that it glorifies overly much. For this reason, I prefer to listen to rock music from the 70's and 80's. This music, for the most part, stays somewhere in that equilibrium. Plus it is not whiny like popular artists today are, so as to give the brain a break.
The issues that demasculinization are causing are many, and we should expect more from the artists of the music that we enjoy every day. If they did their part to help create respect between males and females, the world would be better off than it is now, with many different creative outlets blurring gender lines as they do so well. The media know the power that they posses in influencing the minds of all human beings, and they use this for degredation far too often.