Will Young: Rihanna Isn't A Good Role Model - Comments and Message Board

I think that Rihanna really has something for the young girls.She is talented, and has a beautifull presence in the world for the young. When she's gone, you have experienced real style and beauti.

Posted 3 years 4 months ago by martinbarslev

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But Annie Lennox and Grace Jones both look like men! Why can a woman only be empowered if she has a body like a man's? I'm not saying that Rihanna is "empowering" (I think that word is too often mis-used) but I certainly don't think it's empowering for women to be given role models whose bodies they cannot naturally duplicate; a woman's body is (typically) a specific shape for reproductive reasons. That men have taken and fetishised that shape during previous eras (i.e, the emphasis on a small waist/large hips, etc) is none of women's concern. By removing a natural feminine shape, you do not automatically empower women - on the contrary, you sublimate them by not allowing them the expression of their natural form.

Posted 3 years 4 months ago by lunettarose

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