As soon as a Hollywood producer or celebrity gets accused of sexual assault, everyone jumps all over it. People get furious, celebrities talk about how disappointed and angry they are and begin to talk about how we need to fix the sexual assault problem in the country.
Then proceed to sing about sex and act in films and tv shows that basically promote sexual assault.
What they don’t seem to understand is that singing about sex and sexual activities is promoting assault. Casual sex is an incredibly dangerous thing in this country. It’s promoted everywhere-in songs, movies, tv shows, tweets, and content that tells women to do what they want with their body. But what this does is neglects to remind them that consequences have actions.
Bruno Mars has a song called “Locked out of Heaven” where he literally sings about sex. It’s gross. It’s inappropriate, and it’s disrespectful to women. Songs like this encourage people to go and have sex as much as they want.
But that’s when the problem comes in. Two people can have mutual sex, then one decides they don’t want it anymore and claim sexual assault. Confusion happens when minds change then abuse happens. Casual sex is dangerous for health and mental reasons. Sex is meant to connect two people, but when two people engage in sexual activity then never speak again, it confuses their body. There are countless diseases that can be contracted from casual behavior.
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj create music videos barely wearing clothes and dancing seductively. And if you remember, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira shook everything they have at the 2020 halftime show. All in the name of female empowerment.
What is so empowering about twerking and pole dancing? Lopez’s daughter even came out and sang at the show. The kid has a great voice, but watching her mom dance on a stripper pole isn’t showing that she can do what she wants as a woman, it shows that her body is cheap. It shows that she should do whatever she wants with it and lessen her value.
When women are told a lie that they should act and dress inappropriately it cheapens their worth. Then when it comes to men, it gives the impression that women want to be treated a certain way.
And it’s not with respect or dignity.
It kills me when girls complain about getting catcalled or touched but are wearing bralettes without a top and shorts with no more fabric than underwear. Now don’t get me wrong, men should have self-control and there is no excuse for bad behavior, but what kind of attention do females expect to receive when they dress and act seductively? It’s time women stop complaining about the attention that they dress for.
But it’s also time culture stops promoting sexual assault and abusive behaviors. It sends such a confusing message when celebrities speak out with the #metoo movement and fight against sexual assault, but wear revealing clothing, participate in steamy sex scenes in movies and shows, and sing about sex.
If we want sexual assault to really end in this country, culture needs to stop promoting sex and acting like it’s something to be given away. It’s time we stop singing about it and watching it on tv. The desires, temptations, and assault can go down dramatically if society stops claiming sex is empowering.
The solution is simple, stop promoting sexual behavior and watch the assault numbers go down drastically