Culture / Members Exclusive

It's still complicated to be a female artist who owns their sexuality

By Lingerie & Swimwear - Loreen
Loreen wearing white tank top and jeans

Photo: Charli Ljung

Loreen explores the misconceptions and double standards that come with being a female artist unafraid to be themselves

Freedom means no constraints and no judgement. Most people will agree that freedom and free will is a good thing, yet somehow in 2021 it is still provocative when a woman uses freedom to express her sexuality.

As a female artist I have faced this issue over and over again. The idea that a woman who is actively communicating sexuality within her platform, is only doing so mainly because 'sex sells.' She is objectified by men, and her sexuality is a sign of submission rather than a tool of empowerment.

These thinly-veiled rules are immensely frustrating. I have been reprimanded by both men and women for the way I’ve chosen to present myself as an artist. Time after time, I have refused to accept that I did not have the same right to exhibit or express myself through my body, as my male counterparts. That has pushed me to use my platform to address these issues.

Digital subscription 90 days for free

Get started now, cancel anytime

Choose your subscription

First 90 days free and then EUR 9.99/monthly. Cancel anytime.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience
Read more