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Slutty Celebrity Quote: Christina Aguilera

Cross-posted from Evil Slutopia.

Christina Aguilera recently did an interview with Company magazine to promote her new album, Bionic, and she had some interesting things to say about women and sexuality.

Christina Aguilera's risqué outfits, skin-tight costumes and provocative photo shoots aren't just for show. The singer says her sexy image is her way of getting out what she believes is an important message.BIONIC - DELUXE (Explicit)

"I feel sexuality to be very empowering," the singer, 29, tells U.K. magazine Company in its July issue. "I think men love to believe that they own our sexuality, so if a woman represents herself in a sexual way, people think, 'Oh it must be for a man.'"

"But men don't have the right to own our sexuality," she says. "If I want to be sexual, it's for my own appreciation and enjoyment! That's why I like to talk about the fact that sometimes I am attracted to women. I appreciate their femininity and beauty."

Before calling her a feminist, be warned, Aguilera says she doesn't like to get into labels. Instead, she's simply fighting "for women's rights in the sense that we shouldn't be ashamed of ourselves or our bodies." [People.com]

Most of the comments that I saw about this just focused on 'OMG she's not a feminist!' and ignored the rest. I did the opposite for a couple of reasons. I haven't read the full Company interview, but the line about feminism in the People summary is a little vague and doesn't really give us the context, so we don't know if she was explicitly asked if she was a feminist and said no or if she just made a more general statement about not liking labels. And even if she didn't want to drop the f-bomb in this interview for whatever reason, I don't think it means that the comments that she did make aren't worth discussing and taking seriously.

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Well Played, Jennifer Lopez

There are a couple of good quotes in J.Lo's new interview with The Advocate.

Do you keep the gay audience in mind when working on a new album? To be honest, yes, I really do. I love dance music and I know that’s very big in the club culture and in the gay community, so I feel like you can’t not think about them. I also think about whether or not they’ll want to impersonate me. [Laughs] I’ll be like, “Is this outfit any good? Would any drag queen want to put this on? No? Then forget it — it’s not worth it.” [The Advocate via Queers United]

The mental image of Jennifer Lopez thoughtfully applying the Drag Queen Standard to all of her costume choices is pretty funny. We're thinking of adopting it ourselves, honestly. Just take a minute to imagine the world we would live in if more people stopped to ask "would any drag queen want to put this on?" before they stepped out the door.

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