Rashida Jones has just been catapulted in my mind from talented and cute actress who held her own beside Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation to the big sister every actress in Hollywood desperately needs. And as the older and wiser sibling, Rashida is sometimes going to say things that Miley and Kim (who's actually four years younger than the TV star if you can believe it) desperately need to hear but aren't always going to like.
Ready, Miley? Ready, Kim? Rashida has some choice words for you and she has as much of a right to say them as you do to Tweet countless photos of yourself with half of your clothes off.
The actress, who has been known to speak her mind in the past, took to Twitter this week and posted a series of funny rants that managed to piss off a bunch of people. Her first post spurred chat that she was slut-shaming her younger colleagues. Rashida never actually outs the celebs that are on her mind (though we can certainly speculate):
This week's celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopactinglikewhores
Rashida then followed up with the posts:
Let me clarify. I don't shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives and bodies...
BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as "the norm."
There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination.
Hallelujah. This advice and criticism comes to us straight from a young woman who, like Kim and Miley, definitely doesn't lack in the looks department, but has chosen to build a name for herself based on her talent and not on how great she looks dressed in a white thong swimsuit.
I understand people may take offense to the hashtag she uses in her first Tweet, but I think it's going overboard to say she is "slut-shaming." She is reminding women to consider themselves as more than sex objects. She's reminding us all that we're asking for trouble by thinking it's normal to post tons of photos of yourself nearly naked, as if Instagram-ing your body parts is as much of a worthwhile hobby as playing tennis or reading.
I hope more women like Rashida will step up in Hollywood and serve as positive role models for the young girls who follow their every move.
What do you think of Rashida's tweets? Was she slut-shaming?
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