"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
BUT WAIT THOUGH.
how you gonna put rihanna in between miley cyrus and justin timberlake??
especially when the clip of rihanna in question is her video for pour it up, where there are LITERALLY NO MEN IN THE VIDEO? even the dollar bills she throws have her face on them?????
how are you gonna include rihanna for twerking, but exclude selena gomez for shitting on desi women, brooke candy and iggy azealia for appropriating black culture, lily allen for demonizing women of color (which in the clip you showed of miley, she was doing? she was smacking the ass of a dancer of color)
white feminists are so quick to shout OPPRESSION OF WOMEN! when their fellow woman is being “slut-shamed” (can we just not use that term anymore? high school is over. lets cut the cutesy bs and call it what it is: misogyny) but continually ignore their own racism (and more often than not cissexism/transphobia — we’re not gonna talk about how rad it is to see a transwoman playing a transwoman? oh wait she’s not a part of your shitty white cis club so who cares???)
we can criticize rihanna about many things, but her twerking in her music video is LAST thing we should be talking about — especially when rihanna isn’t “objectifying herself” nor is she catering to any male gaze nor appropriating black culture (because i mean helloooo she’s black??)
ugh white feminists i stfg