Dec 8, 2013

2013 Was The Year Of The Very Visible Vagina

Tumblr may have unofficially declared 2013 to be the year of the #Hipster, but Rashida Jones has a different take on the last 12 months. According to the "Parks and Recreation" star, it was "the year of the very visible vagina."

Jones, who had received some flack for telling female celebrities to "stop acting like whores" on Twitter in October, clarified her comments in Glamour's January issue and expressed her frustration with the pornification of pop cuture.

The actress wrote: 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 over-saturation. 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. Jones also argued that she doesn't want to shame women for their sexual choices, but she does want to start a dialogue about the over-sexualization of pop culture and the ways in which female celebrities impact their fans. "Let’s at least try to discuss the larger implications of female sexuality on pop culture without shaming each other," she wrote. "There’s more than one way to be a good feminist."