Let Them Talk (bluetooth16) wrote in ontd_political,
Let Them Talk

How Pop Became Porn

Stole this away from the stans and incompetent dolts over on the Mothership.:

The woman is naked - or looks like she is. Only a flesh-coloured leotard covers her body. Her long blonde hair tumbles down her back. She's in a cage, sliding her fingers provocatively in and out of her mouth.

A scene from a cliched pornographic film? Sadly not. The woman in question is Shakira, a pop superstar and the fourth richest singer in the world.

The images can be seen in the video for her single, She Wolf, which will be watched obsessively, again and again, by thousands of young men and women, many of whom will form the opinion that writhing in a cage is precisely the way 'sexy' women should behave.

Meanwhile, in the video for her single, Rude Boy, Rihanna, an American pop star most famous for having been beaten up by her boyfriend, is dressed in leather bondage gear. She writhes on the floor. She sits astride a zebra.

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Whatever legit points were in this editorial were sadly obscured by needless pearl clutching. What do you guys think?

Tags: feminism, music, sexism

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