I wonder if the religious right realizes that their outrage is the only reason Riri dresses like this in the first place?
I love that people make claims like “Female modesty and decency have been on the decline for years.” You know what one of my favorite songs is? “Love to Love You Baby” by Donna Summer. It’s 17 min long and she spends like 9 of them having a long pronounced orgasm. Because that’s art dammit. And that came out in 1975. At some point you have to acknowledge that society isn’t declining; you fucking lost. It’s over, we’re in Gomorrah, bitches.
Do these people even know what they’re fighting for anymore? What world are they hoping to return to? The 00s when Britney Spears used to run around in her underwear? The 80s? When Madonna used to run around in her underwear? The 60s when Raquel Welch used to run around in her underwear? The 20s when Josephine Baker used to dress EXACTLY like Riri is here?
I maintain that if you remember a world of decency before Josephine Baker then you’re too fucking old to remember a world of decency before Josephine Baker.
Really, though both teen pregnancy and abortion are down. Female enrollment in college is higher than it’s ever been. Maybe Rihanna‘s nipples have saved us all.
On Tuesday, Rihanna and her perfect ass channeled Josephine Baker at the CFDA awards. And, as these things tend to do, her exposed nearly nude body under her dress (Swarovski crystals held together with magical spider webs and confidence) has renewed yet another round of teen slut panic.