Rashida Jones Gets Candid On Vagina Flashing And Feminism

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Actress Rashida Jones speaks out in the January issue of Glamour magazine about her controversial Tweeting, her hope for young pop stars and more.  Rashida sums up her biggest "Don't of 2013: The pornification of EVERYTHING". 

Rashida on the year 2013…

“If 1994 was the Year of O.J.’s White Bronco, 2013 was the Year of the Very Visible Vagina.”

Rashida on her recent controversial tweets…

“I’m not gonna lie. The fact that I was accused of ‘slut-shaming,’ being anti-woman, and judging women’s sex lives crushed me. I consider myself a feminist. I would never point a finger at a woman for her actual sexual behavior, and I think all women have the right to express their desires. But I will look at women with influence—millionaire women who use their ‘sexiness’ to make money—and ask some questions. There is a difference, a key one, between ‘shaming’ and ‘holding someone accountable.’”

Rashida on her use of the word “whore” in her recent controversial tweets…

“So back to the word whore. My hashtag was ‘stopactinglikewhores.’ Key word, acting. Like I said, I’m not criticizing anyone’s real sex life; as George Michael tells us, ‘Sex is natural, sex is fun.’ But the poles, the pasties, the gyrating: This isn’t showing female sexuality; this is showing what it looks like when women sell sex.”

Rashida on the oversaturation of sexuality…

“I understand that owning and expressing our sexuality is a huge step forward for women. But, in my opinion, we are at a point of oversaturation. It’s like when TV network censors evaluate a show’s content. Instead of doing a detailed report of dirty jokes or offensive words, they will simply say, ‘It’s a tonnage issue.’ One or two swear words might be fine; 10 is too many. Three sexual innuendos is OK; eight is overkill. When it comes to porn imagery and pop culture, we have a tonnage issue.”

Rashida’s on her request to women…

"Let’s at least try to discuss the larger implications of female sexuality on pop culture without shaming each other. There’s more than one way to be a good feminist. Personally, I loved the Lily Allen ‘Hard Out Here’ video—a controversial send-up of tits-and-ass culture. She helped start a conversation. Let’s continue it.”

Rashida’s on her request to pop stars…

“Please stop saying you don’t want to be role models. Because, guess what: You are. You want to sell millions of albums? You want to sell out a tour? You depend on the millions of people who adore you. So maybe just consider some sort of moral exchange program, in the same way that carbon credits make people feel better about driving an SUV.”

Read her full interview here.  And then tell us if you agree with her views on it all. 

 

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