Thoughts on feminism and posing nude

23/11/2018
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Once again P*ers M*rgan is upset that young, successful powerful women are posing nude as an act of empowerment. It’s not the first time and no doubt it won’t be the last, but I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the matter.

The photo in question is this one from Little Mix. The girls have words like ‘fat’, ‘talentless’, ‘insignificant’ and ‘offensive’ scrawled on their bodies and the caption is lyrics from their new song strip and reads ‘Take off all my makeup cos I love what’s under it. Rub off all your words don’t give a fuck I’m over it. Jiggle all this weight, yeah you know I love all of this. Finally love me naked, sexiest when I’m confident’.

Instead of seeing a group of young women feeling happy and comfortable in their bodies and encouraging others to feel the same, P*ers accused them of using sex to sell records and said that stripping off isn’t feminist (He also brought Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkwoski into it – Obviously).

Somehow Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande’s mum and Ariana herself got involed with Ariana saying the following:

Ellen is an incredible & kind human being.. I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to. women can be sexual AND talented. naked and dignified. it’s OUR choice. & we will keep fighting til people understand. i say this w all due respect but thank u, next.

also @piersmorgan, i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do. i think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it.

And Ariana – God bless that young woman – is bang on the money in my eyes. He seems to get a kick out of slut-shaming powerful and successful women, claiming ‘this isn’t what feminism looks like’.

But what does feminism look like?

Does it look like women throwing themselves in front of horses and carts? Is it women burning their bras and refusing to shave? Is it women in full veils with only their eyes on show? Is it women standing topless in a mirror with their middle fingers held aloft? Is it a stay at home mum with two kids under two? Is it a single woman working in the city 60 hours a week? Is it a married woman who took her husband’s name?

Well yes. It’s all of them and more.

There is no set way of being a feminist or part of the feminist movement.

When you look at the definition for feminism it says that:

Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. This includes seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those for men.

The sooner P*ers Morgan and his weird bunch of merry men come to realize the true definition of feminism, the better the world will be. It doesn’t matter if you are naked, topless or fully clothed – If you want the things above then guess what? You are a feminist.

Male celebrities (well, males in general) don’t get half as much jip when they take their clothes off (#FreeTheNipple) and it’s actually people like P*ers, who shame women for celebrating their bodies, who are sexualizing the female form.

When a man poses in the buff for his 2019 calendar it’s something to aspire too or list over but when a woman does it she’s a whore?

It’s a body at the end of the day.

It’s just skin.

Later, P*ers went on to say this:

Why’s it ‘misogynistic’ to suggest female pop stars with millions of young fans shouldn’t use nudity to sell records? Most women I’ve spoken to you about this agree with me – especially mothers of young girls.

At the end of the day Ariana and Little Mix are grown ass women and they can do whatever they damn well please. I’m very much of the opinion that celebrities like Ariana and Little Mix are not there to be role models to kids. If parents don’t like what these women are doing then that’s on them, don’t let the kids buy their music.

Buuut we all know that P*ers LIVES for this kinda shit and will probably die on this particular hill so I’m sure he will be going on about it until the apocalypse comes.

I guess I don’t really have a point, I just needed a vent.

TL:DR: Women can wear what they want and do what they want, it’s not up to a middle-aged dinosaur to be the feminist police.

What are your thoughts on the whole P*ers versus Little Mix, Ariana, Ariana’s mum, etc?

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