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sex sells, right?

Last week Rihanna was told to cover up by the farmer in which field she was filming her latest clip.

At first I hadn't heard the whole story but then found out she was actually topless.

As far as I'm concerned she can take the lot off if she so desires. Contrary to what one of the commentators said I'm not opposed to let people do what they want. Only there are other avenues to do that...

I do however object to women being portrayed as sex objects and young girls growing up thinking it's the norm.

One person said, 'don't let your children see it.'

Not quite the point. I am careful and monitor what my children see. I don't believe in censorship though.

We talk a lot in our house, no taboos.

My daughter thinks it's ridiculous to go and show your "bits" in order to sell music. Why do so many young girls now think they should? You can't tell me they don't feel pressured to do so? Not so long ago one of them spoke out about how she had been told to lose weight as she was too fat, which she was not.

So yes, we could all put blindfolds over our children's eyes. But, will that change attitudes?

I don't thinks so.

I was heartened by another commentator who responded to me by saying his attitude had changed after he had seen a rapper wipe a credit card over a woman's butt. It put him off the music and now he has a daughter himself he doesn't want her to see this sort of thing or worse.

Sex sells, so everybody keeps saying, but at what cost?

Elle · 1124 days ago
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  •  Elle: 
     
    Absolutely! I've got nothing against nudity but not in a cheap or demeaning way.
     
     1123 days ago 
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  •  AnaLewis: 
     
    I think that we ha"ve lost the pure appreciation of our bodies as they are. We were watching a 1970's version of "War of the Titans" and there are some topless parts in the movie. Our 9 yr old's eyes popped out and he said, "This one is WAY better than the remake!" We chuckled and told him, the 1970's were a more relaxed time, where we weren't ashamed of our bodies and a movie like this could be seen by all ages. I really miss those times... we need to get back to understanding how beautiful our bodies are - and not use them as a weapon or a tool to sell.

    Great post, Elle! xxxooo
     
     1123 days ago 
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