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Video: Janelle Monae & Kimbra Announce The Golden Electric Tour with a Music Video

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Kimbra and Janelle have announced their new tour with this groovy video!
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Talented and naturally beautiful, this is the new generation of female musicians.

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Talented women artists breaking gender stereotypes. Brazil—thinkEQUAL

http://thinkequal.worldbank.org - In Brazil, a talent young female orchestra conductor say men still don't understand that women artists can't be home all th...
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This young Brazilian orchestra conductor speaks out about her profession in a way that she is just doing what she loves. Just more women standing up in a conservative way  is starting to influence younger generations to be themselves and to be aware of equal rights. This woman is not trying to be a sex symbol, this woman, like Janelle Monae, has a passion for music, and is on a quest to encourage everyone to enjoy music on a passionate level.

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Miley Cyrus Talks Feminism And Being 'Free' Of Disney And Liam Hemsworth - Huffington Post

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Miley Cyrus Talks Feminism And Being 'Free' Of Disney And Liam Hemsworth
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Of course, Miley Cyrus is more than familiar with double standards.
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Miley Cyrus has been running rampant, and she wants everyone out there to see. Stating that she is fighting for equal rights, the rights she seeks are those of men with distasteful decision making qualities.

 

"I mean, guy rappers grab their crotch all f------ day and have h*s around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model b-----s around me, I'm degrading women?" -Miley Cyrus

 

While this might come off as an intelligent statement to The Huffington Post, I find it moronic. (Miley, do you really want to grab your crotch in public? Is that even attractive for anyone?) The effect of Miley Cyrus I don't feel would have been so contagious if not for Disney making her a role model for young girls. Now all generations are watching her, and what is she proving? The more ludacris you act, the more your empire of sinfully earned money will grow? Does she want younger generations to relate her to success? 

 

I bring the article up because this is one of the biggest pop stars of the decade, and her influence has provided an inadequate amount of righteous doing. I haven't heard of any positive gestures made by Miley lately and I'm not holding my breath. This can be the beast that defeats what could be an advancing turn around in the way women are perceived in the music industry. I pray more people like Janelle Monae and Kimbra can lead young aspiring women in the music industry in the right direction. It seems like every time they get a glimpse of the spotlight, Miley has another nude photo up. Janelle and Kimbra aren't fighting for the spotlight either, because they are more concerned about their talent and inspiring their fans through their music.

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INTERVIEW: Kimbra

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The drive from Wellington to New Plymouth took considerably longer than expected. By Hawera I was getting really concerned we weren’t going to make ou...
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Kimbra is set to go on tour with Janelle Monae and I think it's going to be one of the classiest acts to have risen from our generation. Both in their early twenties and very passionate about music, Kimbra, much like Janelle, keeps her beauty under wraps as her talent speaks all the beauty you need to want to see her. This tour is going to begin in mid-May and I pray that this will have an effect on women of the music industry. Kimbra is not so main stream as Janelle but hopefully their fan base can grow together and attention seeking sex acts can be recognized by young fans as nothing more than childish. Kimbra is an excellent role model for up and coming female musicians.

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» Media’s Growing Sexualization of Women - Psych Central News

» Media’s Growing Sexualization of Women  - Psych Central News | Classy not Trashy | Scoop.it
A provocative new study tends to confirm that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even
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This magazine actually did a study specifically on men and women being sexualized on the cover of Rolling Stone for several decades. Men too, are also subjected to being exploited, but not as much as we see women in the music business. This study is an interesting read indicating the provocative suggestions that come with trying to make it in the music industry without looks. If women have to be able to be visually marketed over talent, how much good music are we missing? This recent increase in exploiting women has effected the industry in the fact that the quality of music has gone down, while marketability has increased, and profit margins are up in advertising. Being portrayed as someone else's sexual pleasure product makes it hard to be taken seriously in a male dominated career. While rising stars are worried more about their appearance and fans than the brand they portray.

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Why Janelle Monae Wears Black & White | Z 107.9

Why Janelle Monae Wears Black & White | Z 107.9 | Classy not Trashy | Scoop.it
Janelle Monae explains how she honors her family with her unique wardrobe on ”The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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I respected Janelle's fashion, performance, and presence before this interview. After watching, I'm even more impressed by her culture. She's modest, and yet holds a position as an ambassador of the United States. She wears a uniform to respect her family of working class citizens and wants to uphold that legacy. Her selflessness, and confidence, is a great start to show young women the possibilities of what you can be as an icon. You can still be successful while not being exploited and staying true to yourself. Her talent is so mastered, that her beauty isn't measured by how much skin she shows, or how tight her outfits are. This is just a small ripple in a large pond right now, but hopefully if everyone can adapt such a kind hearted life style, we can make a big movement in a positive direction. We can start putting talent before beauty again and stop mass marketing sex as a necessity for fame.

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