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The Pornification of Pop
Yahoo via the Daily Beast ^ | 04/06/2014 | By Lizzie Crocker

Posted on 04/06/2014 4:57:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rashida Jones bristles at the suggestion that she’s a prude.

“I love sex,” the 37-year-old actress and writer declared recently in Glamour magazine. “Hell, I’ve 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 week’s 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 Twitter—accused 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.”

It’s 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 culture’s sexual landscape.

Jones, daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones, makes a decidedly feminist argument about today’s sex-obsessed starlets. “I’m just asking people to take a breath and talk about it,” she told The Guardian in February.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: popmusic; porn

1 posted on 04/06/2014 4:57:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 5:05:10 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Jones, daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones, makes a decidedly feminist argument about today’s sex-obsessed starlets. “I’m just asking people to take a breath and talk about it,” she told The Guardian in February.

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.

3 posted on 04/06/2014 5:06:36 PM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

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..


4 posted on 04/06/2014 5:12:29 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: SeekAndFind

Auto-tune can only do so much, then it becomes a risque image followed by a sex oriented decline I call a “Lohan-Spiral”


5 posted on 04/06/2014 5:17:54 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: CivilWarBrewing

You’re correct, but don’t you think those boys in their prime were banging every chick in the fan queue?


6 posted on 04/06/2014 5:19:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: KevinB
Studies on the effects of long term exposure to pornography document the predictable effect of reducing both passion and performance. It also has a reliable detrimental effect on the ability to have intimate relationships.

The Population Bomb may in the end be defused, not by government-coerced sterilization but by porn websites.

7 posted on 04/06/2014 5:21:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not just pornographic, it’s just flat out boring.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 5:25:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nascarnation

Sure they were, but not on stage!


9 posted on 04/06/2014 5:27:51 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Yeah nothing pornographic about “Squeeze my lemon, ‘til the juice runs down my leg”...LOL!


10 posted on 04/06/2014 5:28:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 5:29:28 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Play some Skynyrd, man!"
12 posted on 04/06/2014 5:30:13 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, I thought this was about former mayor Bloomberg.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 5:32:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dfwgator

I replied to this comment:

“You’re correct, but don’t 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.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 5:34:48 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: SeekAndFind

"No, no, don't thank me yet..."
15 posted on 04/06/2014 5:41:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind
One of the traditional roles for women has been to exert a civilizing influence over men. As far as pop culture goes, that role barely exists anymore. Most of the women are competing to be the biggest whore around, because, "Hey, that's what the guys are looking for".

Sad for women. Sad for men.

16 posted on 04/06/2014 5:57:19 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

so confusing/s


17 posted on 04/06/2014 6:09:28 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: WXRGina

Quite right. Also boring.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 6:10:57 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: dfwgator

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.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 6:25:58 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Sherman Logan

It’s only “boring” to those who are jaded on pornography, which is not a good way to be.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 6:29:58 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Talisker
There's a good scene in the Tom Cruise "Jack Reacher" movie in which a woman in a bar yells, "He called me a whore!"

Her brother suddenly appears and towers over Tom and says, "Is that true?"

"Well, no one said whore. She inferred hooker ... but I meant slut."

22 posted on 04/06/2014 6:31:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: WXRGina

By “boring” we’re not necessarily referring to the lyrics, but more the music...it all sounds the same.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 6:31:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WXRGina

I really don’t think it is necessary to be jaded by excessive exposure to porn to find it boring.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 6:35:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: dfwgator
I've noticed that a lot of current hits are almost A Capella. They have sort of a throb as the music; really not much more than that. No real music at all. Then a woman with a big voice belts out crude lyrics.

Really boring.

25 posted on 04/06/2014 6:37:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

The worst is a song starts out with some potential, then there’s a frickin’ rap in the middle.....UGGGH!


26 posted on 04/06/2014 6:38:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

The sad part is that it’s not all pop stars. Look at photos of Adele, Lorde, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. There aren’t many crotch shots, barely there body suits in this group. What do they have that Miley doesn’t?


27 posted on 04/06/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I guess we’re just different. I find it repulsive and hellish.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 6:45:34 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: PrincessB

Adele has sold a ton more records than Smiley Virus.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
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.”

That was the push of radical feminism. In order to be 'equal' to men, women had to be as 'sexual' as men. They forgot that women are much more vulnerable, when it come to sex, than men are. They don't like it, and they try to argue it isn't so, but you can't argue with biology.

So young women are encouraged by radical feminism, through groups like Planned Parenthood, and the National Abortion Rights Action League, to 'be sexual', and the way they are encouraged to do so is to be sexually active, with as many partners as they prefer. With pop stars, it means to get up on stage and sing about sex, and dance and dress provocatively, This started with Madonna, and has gone downhill ever since.

30 posted on 04/06/2014 6:49:34 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SeekAndFind

The culture of the US is a vast wasteland.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 6:54:04 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: PrincessB

Voices?


32 posted on 04/06/2014 6:55:38 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: SuziQ
owning and expressing our sexuality is a huge step forward for women.

Owning??

The real point is that these women are selling sex. Nothing new there. And not a step forward. I guess these dames are too dumb to see that. Typical broads.

33 posted on 04/06/2014 7:02:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Marie Antoinette

“I replied to this comment:

“You’re correct, but don’t 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.”

Yep.
Try listening to some old Z Z Top.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Marie Antoinette
I always thought this was kinda sick ...


35 posted on 04/06/2014 9:31:00 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: SeekAndFind

bookmark


36 posted on 04/06/2014 11:12:03 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.”


It isn’t a big step forward. Oversaturation happened a long time ago, and even that word is whitewashing it.

Turning girls into sluts practically before they can have babies is destroying the culture, along with turning boys into immoral barbarians.


37 posted on 04/07/2014 12:50:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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