This is a subject I have been increasingly concerned about for years. The constant over-sexualisation of - I want to say woman but really its everything and it's only getting worse. I worry that I have a daughter that is already emulating "sexiness" at five years old because that is all she sees....And no its not just on television, its in billboards on the road and advertising in shops - as a parent you cannot get away from it, and frankly I am not a happy mum. I have wanted to blog about it for a while but its wasn't until I heard Christina Aguilera's "lovely" new song on the radio that I just have to say something. What the hell is wrong with people!! I am not just be a paranoid mum - As a woman I don't like it either.
I distinctly remember listening to a Destiny's Child song "Nasty Girl" maybe 8 years ago? (about women walking around half naked flaunting themselves) and being grateful for female music artists with some morals and self respect - and then watching as they evolved and gradually got more and more sexed up in each video.....check out this very appropriate clip. ....really, its very poignant.
This is Destiny's Child's song "Nasty Girl" with a compilation of video footage they made AFTERWARDS. Funny and hypocritical.
Its not just the visual either, as an avid music head and r'n'b freak I am coming across it all the time. I love you voice and your funky beats guys, but can I please not hear detailed descriptions of you sexual conquests, or what you want to be doing to a certain young lady when you take her home??...And girls, seriously, put some clothes on!! You can't put it out like that and then pretend you are all strong and independent because you are only being a tease and are not actually willing to give it up.....then worse still, detailed descriptions of your sexual exploits!
Forgive me for getting on my soap box - I am the first to admit that I find it confusing too. How can we as woman maintain physical self respect without being extreme, and completely denying our sexuality? (because I think there is problems with that as well).....I don't know myself but there are woman out there doing it....thank goodness for the likes of India Arie and Alicia Keys etc....strong, sexy woman, who know how do it while keeping all their clothes on.