Rihanna’s Pour It Up Video Blasted Feminist Groups

Posted: October 8, 2013 in Rihanna

176095 Rihanna’s ratchet ways have some feminist activists in a huff, including the former president of the Girls Association, Dr. Helen Wright.

“No matter how much people may talk about its artistic merit, it nonetheless objectifies and therefore demeans women by casting them in the mould of whore. Teenagers are impressionable; this video feeds them the same old ugly story of female enslavement, not emancipation or equality.

“Parents should object and do their best to prevent their children from seeing it; even better would be for Rihanna herself to recognise the responsibility she has as a public figure to promote positive and healthy images of women, and to stop selling out, under cover of ‘art’, to commercial interests which demean women.”

Miranda Suit of Safermedia, a charity that crusades against sex and violence in the media, posits that Rihanna’s actions are detrimental to children.

“[Rihanna’s] crude, tasteless and explicit dancing, combined with the money-focused lyrics, are telling all her fans – many of them still children – that it is good for women and girls to sell their body, and right for men and boys to see women purely as a sexual commodity.

“Rihanna has sold out completely to the commercialisation and objectification of women’s bodies and their sexuality. And now she’s promoting it to girls and boys.”

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