May 23, 2017

"Girls today are encouraged to display their sexuality"

Sophie-Ellis-Bextor
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Sophie Ellis-Bextor is an English singer. Read her statement: do you agree? Talk with one of our teachers and express your opinion!

 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she is grateful that she only has sons and not daughters, because of the pressure put on girls today to display their sexuality.

The singer said: “Girls are encouraged to put their sexuality out there as an empowering thing, but that can also put you on the back foot. It would be a really sensitive issue if you have a girl that’s anywhere from about eight to 18.

“When I was 15, we had the ladette culture and Wonderbras and things like “More!” magazine with its Position of the Fortnight feature. And there were as many debates about Madonna then as there are about Miley Cyrus now. But Madonna always seemed to be in control of what she was doing – that’s what I always liked about her when I was growing up.

 

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What does it mean? Click and find out!

to display (v) to show a feeling, quality, or attitude by the way you behave
to empower (v) to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
on the back foot (expr.) in a worse situation than other people or groups
ladette (n) a young woman who drinks a lot of alcohol with her friends and behaves in a noisy uncontrolled way
debate (n) a discussion in which people or groups state differentopinions about a subject

 

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