Rihanna is Esquire’s 2011 Sexiest Woman Alive?

*WARNING:  A political rant is embedded in this sexy post.*

Good Morning Bon Bons,

Happiness is Hump Day.  And who makes many of you feel all happy and humpy?  Why Rihanna of course!  And she is riding the tsunami wave of unbridled hotness right now.  Who could blame her with the (smooth, silky soft, pliant) skin she’s in?  She is covering Esquire’s November issue having been bestowed the honor of being the “Sexiest Woman Alive.”   Hmmmh.  And did you know she is but one of only three black women Esquire has given this “honor” to?  Ever? And each of those covers has been controversial and somewhat hostile to women of color.  And Rihanna’s cover is no different.  Robin Givens is wearing a wheel barrel on her cover, I’m serious.  And Halle’s seemed to be intentionally understated.  Neither photo is worth posting here, my Darlings.

You will note that Rihanna is significantly pared down to the bare minimum wearing what could be described as sea weed and we might suggest sand but it wouldn’t be a stretch to say it looks like she’s been rolling around in dirt.  Hardly any make-up was used (proof she is a true natural beauty) and there appeared to have been no hair stylist on set.  Esquire, really? I suppose they wanted to reinforce their politics on black female sexuality.  And we get it Esquire.  Nevertheless, whatever the intent – Rihanna is STILL incredibly sexy, however, we must be mindful of picking up those ‘cues’ and underlining ‘isms’ that litter our pop culture imagery.


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