Christina Aguilera

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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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