This is a suggestion for the podcast but also for a discussion. I think about this A lot, but Im sure everyone has noticed how in the past 20 years female music artists have been more and more sexualised. The clothes they are made to wear are more and more revealing to the point it’s ridiculous, the lyrics more and more explicit and the poses and dances in pictures and music videos as well.
It makes me think that they’re just a part of promoting the sex work industry right now and grooming young women and girls into believing that sexualising oneself and being sexual is the way to make it. Its not about the music it’s about SEX, because “sex sells”.
And sadly that’s how it is for these artists as well, as they often can’t progress in their careers WITHOUT putting on this over sexualised image. It’s so sad. And of course then it’s put under the disguise of “feminism and liberating feminine sexuality”. Anyways this is my first post hope it inspires someone.