I was watching a bunch of Shakira's videos the other day and I was wondering about how her videos show like a curve of growing confidence. Virtually all of her hit videos feature her in a highly assertive role or show her with an imaginary partner who she overpowers. From Objection to Don't Bother and La Tortura to Shewolf, Rabiosa and most recently Chantaje her videos show her as a winner, and a sexy confident in-control woman.
There is definitely like a sense of entitlement and it's not like the guys don't like it. If anything, it boosts her views and popularity. But for me as a guy it is sometimes not just challenging but also unsettling to watch her push her “woman on top” attitude in my face all the time. I really like her music but I was wondering when is it too much. What gives her the right to do this all the time? And before you tell me I can't handle her sexual liberty just look at her videos like CRTFY or Chantaje, it's so extreme now that I feel like she's trumping on my pride as a male viewer. Yet I keep watching her videos which can be a little frustrating.
I was wondering if I am alone in these thoughts and if these reactions go across the gender divide, or it's something peculiar to men. What do you make of Shakira's videography?