Miley Cyrus and THAT performance

I’m not going to write much about this, as I think the excellent blogger and journalist, Emily Heist-Moss, has said it all here.

However, here is what I will say. I just watched the video of Miley’s performance with my head in my hands for exactly the reasons Emily Heist-Moss talks about in her open letter.

The only difference between me and her is that I don’t feel that sorry for Miley. She acted just like Robin Thicke in his disgusting video and she deserves to be told it’s not OK, just like he was. But have you noticed how many more people are telling her than told him?

Claiming that she did this because of her screwed-up upbringing and the equally screwed-up society she sees around her is fine, but if we’re claiming that for her, then we should claim it for him too. There has been a lot of talk about the misogyny in “Blurred Lines”, but very little of the feminist commentary (including mine) has pitied him for the way he was brought up or the effect society has had on him. In fact, we’ve lambasted him for not standing up against it. And Miley Cyrus deserves that too.

We’re all a product of this society and our upbringing, but that doesn’t mean we should be pitied when we do something as disgusting as Miley Cyrus did. She should know better. We all should.

About Liz Terry

I love to write, and have had quite a few articles published over the years. I write non-fiction on all sorts of subjects, including my own life and what matters to me. I write a blog, called "My Random Ramblings", which you can access by clicking to view my complete profile and then clicking on the link at the bottom. I also wrote a new blog in 2013 called "The 365 Project - a photo diary in words". Intrigued? Then you need to click to view my complete profile and click on the relevant link at the bottom.
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