So, we started having a conversation (a few posts back) about the Christian artist who walked out of the Grammys and I was asked by my newest Christian bestie Ellie of New Creation Ministries about how long a list of young contemporary artists might be if it featured only female artists that keep their clothes on.
I decided to find out.
Now this has to be a fairly general list. Some artists may have one or two pics in their past with less clothing than we are used to them wearing – that’s okay – what this is, is a list of female artists for whom sticking their tuchus in your face and wiggling their breasticles in a flimsy wisp of material would be considered an aberration from the norm for them.
Another containment is age. If we were to go back in the decades this would be a long handsome list. Your Blondies to your Kate Bush’s, Aretha Franklin’s to your Stevie Nicks, Patti Smiths, Sade’s et al. That was a time when lovers of music and not marketers and accountants ran the music industry. So we’ll keep the artists fairly contemporary, fairly well known and we’ll keep them alive too for this list.
Another thing is I am not judging my near naked sisters…at least not in this post(!) because
1. I like (genuine) freedom of artistry and
2. Having been in entertainment for many years I know the pressures put on girls/women by various forces. Let’s remember that the same heavy pressures to conform are not placed upon men as per usual, because guess who runs the industry?
Lots of people continue to say this person or that person is not a good role model for their daughters, judging them mostly by their raunch and lack of clothing, so here is a list of very beautiful, very clothed, excellent young artists for your daughters to admire!
Feel free to suggest folks that have been left off!