Why are younger women so blase about blatant sexism? I despair.
Tulisa has released her album “The Female Boss” – it is bad enough that she can’t sell anything without getting her cleavage out but does her album need to have such a patronising title? Of course, all “regular” bosses are male, yes sir Mr Big Boss Man! Has she never heard of a female boss or is she not sure that she is female and has to remind herself?
Beyonce Beyonce Beyonce, I cringe at her patronising lyrics – fake female empowerment songs that are so sexist I simply have to switch the radio off. I have not downloaded any of her tracks since I was at university which was a looong time ago. Now she had stripped down to her knickers to sell Pepsi. I remember a really cheap ale that hobos in Scotland used to drink called Sweetheart Stout. My sister and I used to crack up at it – cans of disgusting brown liquid with a picture of a “beauty” on the side. Now we can laugh at Pepsi as Beyonce will be plastered on it – another reason not to buy disgusting brown liquid in a can.
I can’t believe how much I loved to dance to Rihanna’s music but no more. I am no prude, but she is so naked or semi-naked that she verges on soft porn. Why doesn’t she just show us her vagina and be done with it?
I don’t mean to just pick on these women – so many do the same these pop stars are only an example. I can’t decide if it is part of their art or are they so insecure about their music that they can’t sell it without stripping. I wonder if I am being mean? Madonna did the same but I was not offended by it. Perhaps if Madonna, the queen of self-publicity, had Twitter and other social media at her disposal at the time of her sexual experimentation I would have felt differently?
Advertisers always maintain that they do not change society they merely reflect it, however, sometimes they alienate the changing realities of life in Britain today. Asda recently ran an advert that I have not seen, however, so many of my friends have been offended at the blatant sexism of Mum Does Everything that they have decided to drive the extra mile to rival supermarkets. Perhaps this is one of the only ways that we can protest by taking our female-boss-earned money to brands that value us.