No Slut-Shaming Here! Rashida Jones Defends Her “Anti-Whore” Twitter Rant (DETAILS)

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Rashida Jones wants to clear up a few things. In no way is she guilty of “slut shaming.”

In a new essay written for Glamour magazine, the Parks & Recreation actress addressed critics who bashed her for her October 2013 Twitter rant, in which she hashtagged the phrase “stop acting like whores” in regards to the abundance of over sexualized starlets on the pop scene.

“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 a finger at a woman 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—and ask some questions. There is a difference, a key one, between ‘shaming’ and ‘holding someone accountable.'”

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Jones decided to air her grievances on Twitter after seeing photos of Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus’ infamous VMA performance. 

“I don’t know when the pornification of pop stars became so extreme, but as Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines’ video played in the background—naked fantasy women bouncing around and licking things—I realized that the lines were not really blurry at all,” she continued. “They were clear. A new era had arrived.”

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The daughter of famed music producer Quincy Jones said that she is definitely not a prude or even one to shy away from sex.

“Let me say up front: I am not a prude. I love sex; I am comfortable with my sexuality. Hell, I’ve even posed in my underwear,” she wrote. “I also grew up on a healthy balance of sexuality in pop stars. Twenty years later, all the images seem homogenous. Every star interprets ‘sexy’ the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly…boring. Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound tour of some pop star’s privates?”

Jones also wants to let the world know that she is not annoyed by the women of pop culture showing skin, but argues that it is all very monotonous.

“I understand that owning and expressing our sexuality is a huge step forward for women,” she said. “But, in my opinion, we are at a point of oversaturation.”

The actress also revealed her optimism for the future:

“But I’m an optimistic woman. So as we say goodbye to 2013 and wish for a slightly more clothed, more original 2014.”

Good luck with that one Rashida! Do you agree?

SOURCE: US Weekly | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram

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