The lads at magazine FHM have nominated Selena Gomez for the “Sexiest feminist of the year award” for her 2015 music video “Good for you.” “Selena Gomez is part a new wave of post angry feminism” said someone sosotrue.com spoke to at FHM “In the most sexiest and boner inducing of videos, she denounces the prevailingly feminist message of objecting to the objectification of women and, rebelliously, Selena embraces it and owns it. Well least the part she makes some money from that is. In this song she promotes such a powerful feminist message, making clear what the true role and function in life is for a sexy little fox like her, which is be there for the male gaze, be to unapologetically his property, to feel great about that and if skinny enough to fit into size zero, wear skin tight dresses for his pleasure. It doesn’t get more feministic than that.”
Her song has won the praises of the most die-hard feminists such as the Sarah Plain, Christina Hoff Sommers and Katie Roiphe. What’s wrong with the fact she just wants to look good for him, that this is all she needs from a man? Hey, isn’t that all any woman needs from a man? Being such an idol for millions of insecure teens, Selena empowers these girls to lock their sights squarely a pleasing a man and getting into clothes in order to heighten the gratification of his gawking. Affirming the modern feminist message of “If you are not sexually attractive to men, you may as well not exist.” With lyrics such as….
Gonna wear that dress you like, skin-tight, Do my hair up real, real nice, And syncopate my skin to your heart beating
Cause I just wanna look good for you, good for you, uh-huh
I just wanna look good for you, good for you, uh-huh
Let me show you how proud I am to be yours
Leave this dress a mess on the floor
And still look good for you, good for you, uh-huh
Yet if you are girl teen girl with chronic low esteem and you are a little bit too chubby for that, then you should maybe start starving yourself. It will be worth it, when you look good for him tonight. The fact she is rolling around looking like a thirteen year old with period cramps, shouldn’t dismay you from seeing how sexy the “docile jail bait” look can be for empowering young women.
Like the suffragettes of old, Selena breaks the mould and demands her man look at her with delight and sexual satisfaction, ensuring her identity and life purpose is fulfilled. Her previous hit “Come and get it” backs up this fact she is a “thing” to come and get. Runner up for FHM most sexiest feminist of 2015 was Carley Rae Jepsen with her song “I really, really like you.” Its powerful feminist message showed clearly that old, white and rich men like Tom Hanks can still pull those sexy babes. Nicky Minaj also got a honourable mention for her feisty feminist message from the lyrics “Hey Mama”
Yes I do the cooking
Yes I do the cleaning
Yes I keep the nana real sweet for your eating
Yes you be the (boss) yes I be respecting
Whatever that you tell me cause its game you be spitting
Those words be way empowering for young women. In particular, the reference to keeping her “nana real sweet” for his eating. Hello? Whose wants a salty nana? Niki Minaj valiantly shows you can be a feminist and be considerate and subservient of patriarchal authority at the same time.
Emma Watson recently tweeted asking for suggested names for her new feminists book club. Personally if Selena is cool about it, I think she should go with the title of that song, with the subsequent image that goes with it, of her wearing some sexy number, starting on the process of looking good for a man. The song “Good for you” encapsulates what celebrity feminism is all about, which is what matters is how an objective looks for the subject looking. Selena I salute you for just nailing feminism. In the same way you want, whoever it is you desperately want to look good for, to nail you.