Posts tagged "sexualization"

Lily Allen Responds To Allegations Of Racism Against Black Women In Her “Hard Out Here” Video

This week, Lily Allen debuted the video for her new song “Hard Out Here,” to extremely mixed reactions. Some, like our own Rachel, saw her song about pop music’s policing of women’s bodies and double standards about sexuality as a “feminist anthem.”  Others are deeply offended by her use of mostly women of color backu…

Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2013

Bette Midler, Of All People, Weighs In On Miley Cyrus “Whipping Out The Girls”

“I think there’s a difference between pushing the envelope sexually and pushing the envelope creatively. I think you can be as creative as you want to be and as inventive as you want to be…you can roll out old ideas and old thoughts and give them a new coat of paint. But the idea of…

Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2013

Katy Perry Talks Pop Stars & Nudity: “Put It Away”

“[A] lot of people see me as a role model, but I’d like to kind of turn that around and say I appreciate that but I’d like to be seen as an inspiration. Because a role model, I think, will fail you. I mean, I couldn’t tell kids when it’s time for them to try…

Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2013