Even in America where people are sensitive to sexism there is still a common habit to fall back into old patterns. The Grammy dress code warning is a really good example.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- CBS' standards and practice division has issued a wardrobe warning to artists attending Sunday's Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.[..]
"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure. Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared.
So "female breast nipples" aren't acceptable but male nipples would be fine? Wtf. And what exactly is "puffy bare skin" anyway? Seems like the restrictions are limited to women, because well, a naked guy can stroll down the street and no one would bat an eye, but if a naked woman dashed across the road it would be the apocalypse.
Pardon me but haven't NAKED WOMEN ADORED ALBUM COVERS SINCE ALBUM COVERS EXISTED? Hello Grammy's? This is the Kettle calling and you're a fucking douche.
Stupid. CBS has a right to tell people what they should and shouldn't wear, but then again they should do so even handedly. It's not just women who need to be camera-conscious, but men as well. Of course in this day and age with the 5 second delay and near-instant computer effects should CBS really worry? No. Not really, but if they want to throw down the gauntlet to artists who typically do what they want anyway that's their business. Besides, given what Gaga and others have worn in the past I doubt it would be enforced anyway.