Rashida Jones Tells Pop Stars to Put Clothes on in Glamour January 2014
The "Parks & Recreation" star wrote to the publication about her controversial tweets and she defined what "feminism" truly means to her.
Highlights from Miss Jones' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glamour!
On her infamous Twitter postings:
"I'm not gonna lie. The fact that I was accused of 'slut-shaming,' being anti-woman, and judging women's sex lives crushed me. I consider myself a feminist. I would never point finger at a women for her actual sexual behavior, and I think all women have the right to express their desires. But I will look at women with influence - millionaire women who use their 'sexiness' to make money - ask some questions. There is a difference, a key one, between 'shaming' and 'holding someone accountable.' So back to the word 'whore.' My hashtag was 'stopactinglikewhores.' Key word, acting. Like I said, I'm not criticizing anyone's real sex life; as George Michael tells use, 'Sex is natural, sex is fun.' But the poles, the parties, the gyrating: This isn't showing female sexuality; this is showing what it looks like when women 'sell sex.'"
On her thoughts on society's sexuality overload:
“I understand that owning and expressing our sexuality is a huge step forward for women. But, in my opinion, we are at a point of oversaturation. It’s like when TV network censors evaluate a show’s content. Instead of doing a detailed report of dirty jokes or offensive words, they will simply say, ‘It’s a tonnage issue.’ One or two swear words might be fine; 10 is too many. Three sexual innuendos is OK; eight is overkill. When it comes to porn imagery and pop culture, we have a tonnage issue.”
On her request to women and pop stars:
"[To women] let’s at least try to discuss the larger implications of female sexuality on pop culture without shaming each other. There’s more than one way to be a good feminist. Personally, I loved the Lily Allen ‘Hard Out Here’ video—a controversial send-up of tits-and-ass culture. She helped start a conversation. Let’s continue it. [To pop stars] Please stop saying you don’t want to be role models. Because, guess what: You are. You want to sell millions of albums? You want to sell out a tour? You depend on the millions of people who adore you. So maybe just consider some sort of moral exchange program, in the same way that carbon credits make people feel better about driving an SUV.”