Here are 10 songs that fight back against the oversexualization of women, chosen by Hex Poseur.
Broadly, Hex Poseur is a punk act, rebellious and confrontational in nature with shades of garage, stoner and sludge rock that fuels a stylistic guessing game from track to track. The vide is very anti-, with musical and lyrical inspiration culled from the riot grrrl movement of the ’90s. ‘Stunning,’ the new Hex Poseur full length, tackles a range of styles, all of which drip with an uncomfortable sort of desperation that feeds right into the themes, which we’ll allow Hex Poseur to elaborate on:
Since I was a child, I can remember women being constantly oversexualized in the media, whether it be in a music video, a lad mag, a film or TV show or even just walking down the street. I think as a woman this becomes more and more troubling as you grow up, moving closer toward your “prime” you start to think – is this my future? Am I destined to just be a mindless sex object? Or adversely be a snooty, stuck-up feminist, labeled as “frigid.”
It’s upsetting to grow up in a world that constantly dehumanizes you and makes it clear that your thoughts and opinions don’t matter as much as your body. This is drilled into you from a frighteningly young age. This has often become the subject of my song writing — I’ve always felt the inherent need to speak out against how women are mistreated, and the real damage it can inflict.
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My new album Stunning emphasizes the ways that underage girls are groomed into Hollywood and sexualized while they are still children, a practice that happens over and over again both in the film and music industry. I want to shine a light on the sleaziness and abuse — often swept under the rug — which is advertised as a life everybody should dream of, but really is just another way to objectify and control women and girls.
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Listen to “Miss My Youth” below and check out Hex Poseur’s picks for 10 Songs That Fight Back Against the Oversexualization of Women further down the page.