Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."
What's striking about this month's top 10 list is the quantity of pop songs it contains by folks who aren't archetypal pop stars.
Celebrities are not here to raise your children or be their role models. You are. While celebrities can be charged with this responsibility because of their powerful influence, the fact of the matter is that their purpose in society is to provide good entertainment.
Must we really celebrate big butts by deriding small ones? Does there always have to be at least one body type that's not as "good" as the others, leaving some subset of women clamoring to try to feel better about their loathsome, not-as-sexy selves?
I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?
Have we fallen so far? Have our standards for what we constitute as art dropped so low that when we hit lower and lower depths we become desensitized to it all? Where do we go from here? Is this vulgar lowbrow popular music the new normal? I certainly hope not.
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Why can't Nicki be a sexual person? She's a grown adult, capable of making her own decisions. I see where the criticism comes from, though. We, as women, are tired of being treated like a piece of meat. We have a lot more to offer than our bodies. But aren't we, too, sexual beings? Do we not have desires and wants?
Summer might be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this set of sunny songs. The top 10 list below kicks off with a remix of Calvin Harris' ode to the warmest season and continues to heat up from there.
Jason Flom: "I think it was really for the general work that I do. I haven't done a ton of work on the arts side, but I have been involved for over 20 years trying to reform the criminal justice system."
I watched the Minaj twerk fest once, and tears welled up. Not for joy. But because I remembered my mother and a whole host of proud black sistahs who fought sooooo hard to be something other than their asses.
All over the internet Beyoncé is hailed for bringing FEMINISM to the masses, for delivering it to teens and anyone watching who might have considered it a bad word. If Beyoncé is a feminist, well, hell, then I am, too! Where do I sign up? But what are they signing up for?
The Video Music Awards have become a halfhearted, one-dimensional, and quite frankly inexplicable use of airtime, and in the post-TRL years have become about as relevant and vital as the music video itself.
I am not at all saying that Iggy Azalea is a saint. But I place the blame on the current state of female hip-hop, the forever growing resistance for music taste to evolve and us, the consumers.
Our girls have choices; the world is their oyster. Let's not teach them to hate other women for their choices. If we do, they'll learn to hate themselves when/if they find themselves in a situation where their bodies are, voluntarily or otherwise, being objectified
We now live in a time in which Beyonce has made "bootylicious" a compliment, Jennifer Lopez is twerking, Meghan Trainor claims to be "bringing booty back," and Kim Kardashian is called hot for her selfies. However, the entertainment industry is still struggling to accept women's beauty in different sizes.