What do you think??

2 Mar

Do you think women in today’s music scene are just comfortable with their sexuality and it’s a great step in feminism? Or do you think they are being objectified in videos and objectifying themselves by wearing skanky clothes and writhing around like animals? Thoughts, throw me a bone… thanks

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4 Responses to “What do you think??”

  1. Teacher Trainee March 2, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    There’s an interesting film coming out on this very topic called Miss Representation. The trailer looks really thought provoking:

    http://www.missrepresentation.org/welcome.html

    And no I don’t think that the current fad of dressing scantily is female empowerment.

    To quote pink: What happened to the dreams of the girl president? She’s dancing in a video next to 50 cent.

  2. Patricia Cone March 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    For videos targeted at white audiences: If we look at images of males in popular videos, they are generally fully clothed and quite often what I would consider not overly handsome. Often in these videos we see parts of women’s bodies; usually breasts and crotches and not so often faces. Men are often depicted as dominant. Women’s power is shown to be equivalent to their sexiness.

    If we look at videos from other cultures, or videos targeted to groups other than white boys and girls (or wannabe white boys and girls), are women depicted this way?

  3. Emily March 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    I think that the “artists” themselves might feel empowered because they are choosing their outfits and sort of creating this surreal situation where men in the real world can only “look but not touch”…in a way it creates this strange power struggle where they are having an effect on men that men don’t necessarily have any control over. HOWEVER…in terms of true feminism, dressing in “Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top” would likely cause dead suffragists to writhe in their graves. It certainly takes away from all of the work feminists have invested into being admired for their minds rather than their booties. So my vote is….totally not empowering women. I believe it is somewhat mindless self-objectification.

  4. Danielle Degelman March 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    This is my opinion: Just because these women APPEAR to be comfortable in their own skin, doesn’t mean they actually are. Of course, these women get loads of work done to themselves, and look great when the job is done. However, viewers sometimes classify these females as “sex objects”, because of emphasis on the breasts and bum, lack of clothing, and lots of make-up. In my books, they are NOT suitable role models for young teenage girls…

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