Archive for the ‘Christina Aguilera’ Category

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The Anti-Britney

May 21, 2007

britneychristina.jpgSince Britney Spears has been all over the media because of some very questionable behaviors, Christina has become the “antibritney.” Britney has publicly shaved her head, exposed her crotch numerous times, almost dropped her baby, admitted herself into rehab, etc… Read the rest of this entry ?

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Can’t Hold Us Down

May 21, 2007

I want to discuss Christina’s song and video for “Can’t Hold Us Down.” (The video is after the jump) The song hits directly on the double standards set for women. Women have been expected to be seen but not heard, and to not have an opinion; “Call me a bitch cause I speak what’s on my mind, Guess it’s easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled.” It’s so much easier to call an assertive woman a bitch than to give her the same respect an assertive man would receive. Women have to behave a certain way and they can’t do the same things as men because of these expectations that society holds strongly. “If you look back in history it’s a common double standard of society, The guy gets all the glory, the more he can score, While a girl can do the same and you call her a whore.” This is the same message she’s brought up in other songs of hers. However, this song also directly tackles the men who feel they can take advantage of women. Please watch the video before reading further commentary: Read the rest of this entry ?

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Christina & Jordan

May 20, 2007

In the last post I discussed Christina’s marriage and if it possibly changed her. One of her newer songs, “Save Me From Myself,” is dedicated to her husband, Jordan. In a Cosmopolitan interview, Christina talks about Jordan and this song: “He’s helped me heal a lot. ‘Save Me From Myself’ really just means having that one person in your life who is able to pick you up and pull you out when you get in those dark spaces in yourself and are dwelling on the negative. They get you to look at all the bright and beautiful things around you.”  A part of her evolution comes from finding a man who has helped her deal with her past and deal with negativity.  After the jump, there’s a video that shows pictures of Christina and Jordan with the song playing in the background. Read the rest of this entry ?

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An Evolution?

May 20, 2007

christina-now.jpgThe Christina Aguilera of now looks like she came out of the old glamorous Hollywood with her platinum-blond hair and her bright red lipstick, but she dresses like the Hollywood of now. Actually, she looks like another version of the well-known Marilyn Monroe. Gone are the overly-revealing clothes and the many piercings she once had. You can’t help to see Christina in a different light. With this new look comes a new image–a new meaning for who she is. There seems to be this sophistication present in her look and even some maturity. One solid word comes to mind: Classy. In the picture on the left, there is also something else rather noticeable: a stunning engagement ring. Christina married Jordan Bratman in November of 2005. Has marriage turned Christina into the woman she is right now? Has love changed her? Read the rest of this entry ?

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She’s Hot…

May 15, 2007

The popular Men’s magazine, Maxim, has ranked Christina Aguilera as number 4 on their Hot 100 Women List of 2007. She ranks underneath Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, and Lindsay Lohan (number 1). The first time Christina was on the cover of Maxim, it became the all-time best-selling issue.

A noticeable part of the women in the top 20 of the list are women of color or of some ambiguous background. AND most of the women are known for having more curvier bodies, which I found interesting. These women are being marked as hot because of their sex appeal. Now, skinny women like Kate Moss are being criticized for their “waifish” bodies.

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Dual Meanings

May 12, 2007

In the October 2006 issue of Cosmopolitan, there’s an article titled, “Stupid Boob Behavior.”  The questions the article tries to examine are: “Why are so many young women making their breasts public property?  And who really ends up getting the best end of this deal–the girls who say all this flaunting makes them feel empowered and free or the men ogling them?”  These questions parallel the same questions I’ve put out there and have been trying to answer.  And the second question being asked definitely applies to Christina Aguilera and other women (famous or not) who are exposing their bodies in some way.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Christina’s Bravest Moment:

May 11, 2007

Christina in Chaps

I came across an interview with Christina in which she was asked what is the bravest thing she has done in her career and I found her response a little surprising.  She said, “Putting on those chaps.  I love the fact that I did that and did it when I was young and able to wear them.  I don’t know if I could put those suckers on now.”  I guess I had just figured that her bravest thing would be something a little more defining.  However, I think her response shows that she’s not always that comfortable with showing off her body and maybe by putting on those chaps, she got a new feeling of confidence.