*For many people, 2013 was a year of many things. Notable births and deaths. Political gridlock and White House scandal and farewells to beloved TV shows.
All that is good, but if you ask Rashida Jones, she will summarize 2013 with one body part. Complete with calling out three of the hottest female stars for the roles they played in helping to make this year a memorable one.
“If 1994 was the Year of O.J.’s White Bronco, 2013 was the Year of the Very Visible Vagina,” the “Parks and Recreation” star wrote in an essay for Glamour magazine.
Jones’ unique name for 2013 isn’t the only thing notable about her essay. The actress was not scared to criticize “the Miley Cyrus cross-continental twerk-athon and Nicki Minaj‘s Halloween pasties. With the addition of Rihanna writhing on a pole in her ‘Pour it Up’ video and Lady Gaga‘s butt-crack cover art or the song that goes ‘Do what you want with my body,’ I was just done. I’d had enough.”
Bashing female celebrities aside, Jones shared her love of intimacy while voicing a desire for all those mentioned and other stars to cover up.
“Let me say up front: I am not a prude. I love sex; I am comfortable with my sexuality,” the entertainer continued while noting that “every star interprets ‘sexy’ the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly…boring. Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound of some pop star’s privates?”
“The fact that I was accused of ‘slut-shaming,’ being anti-woman, and judging women’s sex lives crushed me. I consider myself a feminist,” continued Jones. “But I will look at women with influence — millionaire women who use their ‘sexiness’ to make money — and ask some questions. There is a difference, a key one, between ‘shaming’ and ‘holding someone accountable.’”
As she wrapped up her essay, Jones ended things on a hopeful note with a request for her fellow women to take the high road while discussing issues big and small.
“Women, let’s at least try to discuss the larger implications on pop culture without shaming each other,” she wrote while giving singers a touch of real talk. “ And finally, “Pop stars: Please stop saying you don’t want to be role models. Because, guess what. You are.”