Sadly, Yes – Miley Cyrus IS a Progressive Feminist

Welcome to the apocalypse

Welcome to the apocalypse

NY Daily News:

Miley Cyrus says she’s ‘one of the biggest feminists’: ‘I tell women not to be scared of anything’

Miley Cyrus says the method to her madness is actually motivated by progressive feminist thought.

“I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything,” she said in an interview with BBC Newsbeat. “Girls are all beautiful.”

OK, it isn’t the most revolutionary reasoning, but the 20-year-old singer elaborated, suggesting that her definition of feminism has a lot to do with the reason why she’s often scantily clad.

“Guys get to show their t—ies on the beach, why can’t we?” she said.

By current standards, she’s right. Miley Cyrus is everything the modern feminist is supposed to be – empowered, sexually uninhibited, young and hip.

Unfortunately, her empowerment comes from luck that other women can’t enjoy. While she is certainly talented, she fell into a lucrative career at an early age. She had a father in show business and at the age of 12 she was starring in one of the most successful franchises in Disney history.

She is rich, famous and enormously popular with the teen demographic. It remains to be seen whether she will continue to soar or if she will crash and burn like many other young stars. But in the mean time she is a role model for millions of girls and young women.

And that’s the problem. A lucky few might be able to emulate her success, but many more will merely try to emulate her lifestyle. They can use drugs and be sexually promiscuous, but they won’t have an army of bodyguards, lawyers and paid staff to protect them.

Every generation goes thru this. Rebelling against your parents and exploring your sexuality is a natural part of growing up but that doesn’t mean we should glorify the worst excesses.

Feminists should hold up positive role models for young women and girls. Taylor Swift is proof that girls can achieve success without taking off their clothes.

If you don’t want guys to objectify you, don’t objectify yourselves. If you want respect, respect yourselves.

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95 Responses to Sadly, Yes – Miley Cyrus IS a Progressive Feminist

  1. The Klown says:

    BTW – I strongly suspect that much of what we see of Miley Cyrus is really just a public persona. I really don’t think she is as wild as she pretends to be.

    I could be wrong, but that is the sense I get. She works very hard at her career, and that’s not consistent with heavy partying.

    • The Klown says:

      The young stars who get into heavy partying are the ones whose careers come to a screeching halt.

    • votermom says:

      I think it’s a business decision. I’m guessing the business decision was influenced by rebellion and anger against her parents.

      • More likely influenced by $$$, and blessed by Dad.

      • Constance says:

        I think it is a business decision and media people are promoting her in the only way women are promoted. She is becoming a media woman and media women are degraded pieces of ass. She has male writers, directors, stylists, managers, editors projecting their view of what a woman can be on her and the result is typically ugly. I would guess she has lost most of her young women fans and since she is now just one of many sexually exploited media women she doesn’t have much of a chance of making many new fans. I expect her performances to be increasingly boring.

    • 1539days says:

      The people I knew who smoked pot regularly weren’t nearly as career driven as she is. Plus, when you strip away (pun intended) all the theatrics, here music is about as edgy as her Hannah Montana stuff.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I watched the Hannah Montana shows with my grandgirls and thoroughly enjoyed it ! Miley had a funny, quirky personality, reminded me of a young Reba.

    • angienc says:

      I disagree. The natural energy of her youth is the only thing keeping her upright at the moment, IMO. I think her crash into Lindsey Lohan land started at the opening of MTV awards. This time next year I wouldn’t be surprised to hear she’s in her first of many “rehabs.”

      • I suspect you’re right angie. I once saw a 22 year old stay up literally all night drinking and smoking pot and walked into work on time but a little bleary. By 10 am he was totally fine! But the window for that kind of resilience is only so wide.

  2. helenk3 says:

    when Madonna was in her happy hooker stage, when she would play Madison Square Garden a lot of young teenagers came to see her. yes they dressed just like her and wanted to be like her. Later when she got married and had kids she made the statement of how her kids were going to be restricted to good role models. I was so angry. No care for other peoples kids and what message they got from her. But her kids were not going to be subjected to the same kind of messages

    • DeniseVB says:

      Loved early Madonna too. She aimed to shock, stir controversy and so much better at it than Lady GaGa.

      • trixta says:

        Like her or not, Madonna was the first and did it better. She’s an icon. Her music has only gotten better over the years. Whenever promoting a new “album” (every 3 years or so), her concerts are the highest grossing concerts for a single performer. The downside is that due to her age, there is little to no radio play for her music. And politically, she likes BO.

        Miley, on the other hand, is pure vulgarity without art or message. I’m no prude, but I find her antics not only disgusting, but embarrassing to watch. She’s all about imitating “shocking” behavior and retro postures, not about creating something new or exciting for her generation. They say she’s a talented singer, but I’ve never listened to her music, nor am I interested to at this point. I know she’s young and growing up in the public eye, but she needs desperately to educate herself and figure out what her work/art is about — AND, apparently, what feminism is about. And this goes for her mommy manger, too! Otherwise, Miley Cirus will remain, in the annals of pop culture and music, artistically derivative to the point of being redundant. And as for feminism, well … she’s become the punch line for the classic joke about third-wave feminism — i.e. that feminism is about having the right to strip and pole dance — or, as in her case, straddling a wrecking ball in the buff.

    • underwhelmed says:

      IOW, she’s a typical vile prog.

  3. SimoFish says:

    Taylor Swift all the way.
    Your article is spot on. If this is what feminism looks like I don’t want any part of it.

      • Erica says:

        I am curious too. I’m so tired of people who’ve never been there bashing the state. Looks like home prices are great compared to the
        Bay Area–got me thinking I might move and see if I can get work at Baylor.

    • Constance says:

      I love Taylor too. The others are all just a blur of cheap conformity. Feminists who embrace porno stereotypes strike me like black kids who run around shouting ni**er. I don’t want to see it and it isn’t advancing anyone or anything. But go ahead and do it just stay out of my face with it.

    • I don’t see how he can do it. He’s not a king. He doesn’t get to say that the laws on the book won’t be enforced because it’s not politically good for his party. He just took the clusterfuck that is O-Care into time-warp mode. And I doubt it will even help his team in 2014.

      • 1539days says:

        All he’s doing is making it look like insurance companies misunderstood or abused the mandate by cancelling existing policies. In reality, the administration abused the mandate by creating more “comprehensive” (expensive) plans so that people don’t get a choice of coverage, just of carrier.

        When you go on Kayak, (Obama’s ill-fated example) you get to choose from competing companies who participate with few restrictions. You can choose a direct flight in first class or a flight with a bunch of stop overs in Coach that costs less money. What Obamacare does is make every company sell a business class seat with the same flight plan and you can only choose if you want chicken or fish.

        • Constance says:

          Very true, we have all been upsold by insurance companies and by a bunch of Progressives who think we are too stupid to make any choices ourselves.

      • I surely hope this thing SINKS the Progressives. I know Mary Landrieu is in a sinking boat.
        ANY D with a military base in their district is fucked due to the changes to TriCare.

    • swanspirit says:

      Awww poor Obama , once again , it is all about him .Guess what Chuck , this isn’t the low point , he can do fall further , and I have no doubt he will .
      He is trying to pull a fast one on the American people, ONCE AGAIN for purely political reasons , and ONCE AGAIN ignoring the laws of the country ; you know Chuck , those laws he swore to uphold??? Meanwhile us po folks out here , are HURTING . You know , actually HURTING . FUCK YOU Chuck .

    • Somebody says:

      Yawn……the race card.

      Oprah says there’s a level of disrespect for the office of POTUS and she thinks some of it is because he’s AA.

      So what she missed all the disrespect of other POTUS’s??? What a load of crap. There has been far less disrespect of the office during Obama’s tenure, because people fear being called a racist. Also, hollywood is just now starting to jab at him a little bit, they were hands off his first term.

    • votermom says:

    • swanspirit says:

      And yet , she wants all our racist “dollars , because she and Obama are such victims . Boycott Oprah , it is easy to do ! I can’t stand her .

    • piper says:

      Actually the biggest racist is Oprah.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I really don’t get her. Early Oprah was a positive and motivating person which made her so popular. I remember a 2-hr E! bio from her childhood struggles (including being sexually abused by an uncle) to working her way up the t.v. ladder to her ultimate Oprah show. I don’t remember a whole lot of racism involved. Then, Obama. Her support was all about his royal “it’s historic” blackness. I just thought she was smarter than that, especially that Obama’s is the anti-MLK.

    • Constance says:

      Of course no one will even know what Oprah thinks because no one watches her channel. She lost a zillion fans by supporting the installation of Obama.

  4. votermom says:

    There is a yahoo (!) news article about Obama;s fix is purely political. The comments are full of jokes.–fix–strictly-a-political-move-000041574.html

    Here’s one that made me LOL

    An Israeli doctor says: “in Israel, medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man’s testicles, put them on another man and in 6 weeks, he is looking for work.

    “The German doctor says: “that’s nothing, in Germany we take part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for work.

    “The Russian doctor says: “gentlemen, we take half a heart from a man, put it in another’s chest and in 2 weeks he is looking for work.

    “The United States doctor laughs: “You all are behind us. five years ago, we took a man with no brains, no heart and no balls and made him President. Now, the whole country is looking for work !

  5. votermom says:

  6. helenk3 says:

    a new ad coming out this week

  7. helenk3 says:

    America after backtrack.

    this article makes you think and unless some fundamental changes in thinking are made in this country we are up shit’s creek

    • DandyTIger says:

      I’m kind of hoping this clusterfuck of a mess is the medicine we’ve needed, and it will help turn things around. Then again, that requires people have access to information and can think. As long as the MSM is in bed with this, we may all just go down with the ship.

  8. helenk3 says:

    backtrack—- I respect the Constitution

    yeah and I am 21 and look like Linda Darnell

  9. helenk3 says:

    Upton bill passed in the house

    • DandyTIger says:

      How many Dems voted yes?

      • swanspirit says:

        Only about 40 I think
        The House just passed the Keep Your Health Plan Act in a bipartisan 261-157 vote.

        • Anthony says:

          The Dog Eater already said he’ll veto it if it passes. That’s going to bring his approval numbers down even more.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Just heard. It was 39 Dems. That’s waaay more than I would have thought after the prezzy came out with his fake fix. And esp. with crazy Nancy saying Dems have to vote no or else. Ruh Roh.

        • votermom says:

          Who were the 4 GOP who voted no?

        • Constance says:

          That’s great! Of course Obama will veto it but why should that stop Congress from passing it? Obama wants to fake like he fixed the situation but the Congress is really trying to make changes to fix the law and Progressives can’t have that. Progressives and the multinational insurance corporations have conspired to sell us all “up” on the perfect insurance policy for elitists. Allowing citizens to make their own consumer choices can not be tolerated by Progressives who because they feel elite feel they know what is best for us all.

  10. helenk3 says:

    backtrack should resign over obamacare.

    the writer assumes that backtrack has a little bit of integrity.

    he does not. he could care less what the American people think of him. He has three more years of great bennies, mooch and the kids get the travel the world on our dime and he gets to put his feet on the desk in the oval office and play all the golf he wants. gets to showoff the situation room to his BFFS

  11. helenk3 says:

    a short rant

    alan coombes is on tv with his usual drivel . the president can do what he wants.
    well why does he not move to Cuba. Castro can do what ever he wants and coombes can be the male julia and be taken care of from cradle to grave as long as he does what he is told to do and thinks what he is told to think.

    end of rant

  12. helenk3 says:

    dennis michael lynch
    today’s young may be on welfare forever

  13. helenk3 says:

    amid all the hoopla yesterday with the backtrack backtracking this kind of got lost

    republicans introduce resolution to impeach attorney general eric holder

  14. The Klown says:

    For an alternative viewpoint, try Amanda Marcotte.

  15. helenk3 says:

    a little more info on Benghazi

    the attackers knew the layout of the compound and where the safe room was

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  19. votermom says:

    New Venezuela Preezy makes Chavez look like a moderate

  20. helenk3 says:

    from the new mayor on NYC, the financial capitol of this country
    ” I am not a free marketeer”

    should we worry?

  21. DeniseVB says:

    I haven’t watched this yet, but it’s being passed around as the greatest thing EVAH ! Go Ted Cruz ! I’ll just put this here so I can find it later…….

  22. helenk3 says:

    Senate will not bring Upton fix to the floor.

    can we boycott Las Vegas, thanks to the them the country is stuck with harry reid

    • DeniseVB says:

      There’s a dozen-plus jobs, economy, HEALTHCARE bills on Harry’s desk piling up since 2009 he won’t bring to the floor. WTF is our Minority Leadership doing about them ? Ugh.

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