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Is modesty a thing of the past?

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That is one of the many questions I have been asking myself for quite a while now, especially since the famous singer Rihanna clothed herself (just about) in this very interesting outfit. I have nothing against this woman as I do not know her personally and I will probably never know her way of life behind closed doors, so I can only base my perception of her on the public image she much enjoys to portray. Rihanna is one of the many singers whom a lot of young girls and women emulate and aspire to be like in today’s society where sex is used as a tool to reach out to the masses and generate revenue. But what about the immensely talented artists of old, who were fully clothed but were still regarded as ‘sexy’ and attractive in their own right and managed to generate revenue whilst maintaining their modesty? Would they still be regarded as ‘sexy’ based on today’s standards where the more you show, the ‘sexier’ you apparently are? The likes of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Marylin Monroe and Sade, to name a few. These ladies are examples of women who were regarded by many world over as being highly attractive and appealing even without showing excessive skin. Has what was once taboo become the new normal? …Read more

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2014 in Culture, Social

 

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