Gaga expands definitions of female sexuality

In reading Lolla Mohammed NurâÄôs Nov. 14 column on Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and female objectification, I believe that a key point is missing.

I agree that there is far too much objectification of women in media and advertising.

I also think we need to get away from stereotyping women and raising our children to believe that they should have to use their looks and sexuality to gain status and power.

However, I feel that Gaga and others are also expanding upon definitions of what is okay for women in terms of sexuality.

There still exists a virgin/whore dichotomy in our culture, though it is not nearly as strong as it has been in the past. I believe that Gaga and others make it more acceptable for women to be sexual and to feel that they donâÄôt have to apologize for being sexual human beings. And that is positive in my mind.