Rashida Jones is clearly not a fan of the stampede of half naked female pop stars that we were hit with in 2013 as she laid (no pun intended) her issues with it in a new Glamour essay.
Back in October, Jones sent a message female celebrities: “Stop acting like whores,” and now she’s back with more jabs calling 2013 “the year of Very Visible Vagina.” Jones also states:
“…the Miley Cyrus cross-continental twerk-athon and Nick Minaj’s Halloween pasties. With the addition of Rihanna writhing on a pole in her ‘Pour it Up’ video and Lady Gaga’s butt-crack cover art or the song that goes ‘Do what you want with my body,’ I was just done. I’d had enough.”
“Let me say up front: I am not a prude. I love sex; I am comfortable with my sexuality, but every star interprets ‘sexy’ the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly…boring. Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound of some pop star’s privates?”
“The fact that I was accused of ‘slut-shaming,’ being anti-woman, and judging women’s sex lives crushed me. I consider myself a feminist. But I will look at women with influence-millionaire women who use their ‘sexiness’ to make money-and ask some questions. There is a difference, a key one, between ‘shaming’ and ‘holding someone accountable.’ 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.”
Jones was not done, adding:
“What else ties these pop stars together besides, perhaps, their entangled G-strings? Their millions of teen-girl fans. Even if adult Miley and Nicki have ownership of their bodies, do the girls imitating them have the same agency?”
Since this isn’t the first time that Jones has commented on this, Jones clearly feels strongly about this and she obviously has a point. Jones wraps up her essay by making her best point:
“And finally, pop stars: Please stop saying you don’t want to be role models. Because, guess what. You are. You depend on the millions of people who adore you…Go ahead and tweet pictures of your undercarriage. But perhaps every eleventh song or video, do something with some more clothes on? Maybe even a song that empowers women to feel good about some other great quality we have?”
What do you think of some of the points Jones makes? Do you agree with her? Is she being conservative?