Skip to comments.The Pornification of Pop
Posted on 04/06/2014 4:57:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rashida Jones bristles at the suggestion that shes a prude.
I love sex, the 37-year-old actress and writer declared recently in Glamour magazine. Hell, Ive even posed in my underwear. But Jones also bristles at an instinct so common among young female pop stars to showcase their private parts, à la Miley Cyrus gyrating on stage in latex scanties. Last October, Jones created a mini-furor when she tweeted, This weeks celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular #stopactinglikewhores.
That seemingly innocuous dig at Cyrus, Rihanna, and other hypersexualized stars provoked a predictable firestorm on Twitteraccused most commonly of slut-shaming which forced Jones into the pages of Glamour to mount a (more than 140 character) defense. The Parks and Recreation star declared an openness to sex but wariness of the pornification of everything and the homogenous and sexualized image that young women in the music industry are promoting.
Every star interprets sexy the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly boring, Jones wrote. I understand that owning and expressing our sexuality is a huge step forward for women. But, in my opinion, we are at a point of oversaturation.
Its a topic Jones will expand upon during a panel at the Women in the World Summit on April 5, alongside Colorado psychologist Tomi-Ann Roberts and 16-year-old Winnifred BonJean-Alpart, who was featured in Sexy Baby, a documentary about how the digital age is changing our cultures sexual landscape.
Jones, daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones, makes a decidedly feminist argument about todays sex-obsessed starlets. Im just asking people to take a breath and talk about it, she told The Guardian in February.
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I sure am glad sex was still a mystery when I was in my formative years. The magic of it is now gone for young people.
Well, that's refreshing. But I see she's already been intimidated into having to "explain" herself to the slut brigade.
Who in the world (other than Satan, perhaps) is behind all this aggressive sexual stuff, such as getting the harmless Firefox CEO canned for disagreeing with them? It's like a disease or a madness that has seized people and is being spread through the media and will not spare anyone.
Today’s ‘pop’ is nothing more than single white females whoring themselves to their gangsta rap pimps. Bring back Led Zeppelin, RUSH, AC/DC, etc..
Auto-tune can only do so much, then it becomes a risque image followed by a sex oriented decline I call a “Lohan-Spiral”
You’re correct, but don’t you think those boys in their prime were banging every chick in the fan queue?
The Population Bomb may in the end be defused, not by government-coerced sterilization but by porn websites.
It’s not just pornographic, it’s just flat out boring.
Sure they were, but not on stage!
Yeah nothing pornographic about “Squeeze my lemon, ‘til the juice runs down my leg”...LOL!
It’s tragic that people, like the lady cited in the column, think the pornification of our society is “boring.” I find it sickening, horrendous and hellish—a distinct symptom of America’s terminal disease.
Oh, I thought this was about former mayor Bloomberg.
I replied to this comment:
“Youre correct, but dont you think those boys in their prime were banging every chick in the fan queue?”
Song lyrics have been dirty since before I was born.
Sad for women. Sad for men.
What’s wrong with slutshaming? Didn’t feminists protest being objectifyied??
I bet men are confused. Women embrace twerking then tell men don’t look at me like a slut! Don’t hang a Porn mag in your office while women expose themselves on purpose.
Quite right. Also boring.
That song was originally recorded by bluesman Robert Johnson in 1937. So it predates the Sexual Revolution of the 60s by several decades. Blues was sort of the rap music of its day, but more suggestive rather than blatant like most rap is.
“Sluts” SHOULD be ashamed. That’s what the word MEANS - abusing sexuality to the level of shaming oneself.
If the word “slut” doesn’t mean “shamed” anymore, then shame is removed from the concept of sexual self-abasement.
And that means that sexual self-abasement is denied as existing.
And that means that there is no way for girls to learn limits about sexuality - because there are no bottom-line standards.
And from that comes the intense self-loathing that is the root drive of liberalism.
Anyone else see a goal-seeking agenda here on the part of the Left, in the name of sexual “freedom”?
There’s a difference between abusing the word “slut,” and denying the existence of the meaning of the word “slut.” The first is wrong, and should be stopped. The second is catastrophic, and destroys entire cultures.
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