It’s all so pedestrian.

August 27, 2013

Crass.

Dirty.

Unbalanced.
…not her – the representation of her performance.

How sad that Miley Cyrus seems to have completed the traditional transition from wholesome teen to hyper-sexualised, ‘gagging-for it’, young woman.

Anyone who has read my posts, knows that I am ALL FOR women being sexually liberated and having confidence when it comes to their sexual wants and needs.

ALL FOR IT.

But what Miley Cyrus does here – at the Video Music Awards a few nights ago – is not that.

It’s a gimmick.

A show – for those with a lecherous gaze.

Something to cause a reaction.

After all, that’s what it’s all about – the music…right?

Grinding up against a man – who is *surprise! surprise!* fully dressed whilst she is near naked, just drips in this current pop culture’s conditioning and grooming of the following:

Lesson #1: To ‘make it’ as a female artist – you have to be fuckable.
To be noticed as a woman – you have to be fuckable.

And be sure to send all the boys and girls out there, this important memo – that that is what’s important, if you want to ‘make it.’

Also plaster it everywhere they turn – just so the message truly sinks in.

Let’s also not forget that Robin Thicke is equally to blame here.
It’s shameful (but sadly unsurprising) how little there is about him when this performance is being discussed.

A married man, singing about the ‘blurred lines’ of a woman’s consent, whilst a young woman half his age is bent over in front of him, twerking up against his crotch.

Lesson #2: Male is sexually dominant.

Miley has just received Honours in the club – the club with many members:

Brittany Spears
Christina Aguilera
Selena Gomez
Vanessa Hudgens…

etc. etc. etc.

Snore
Snore
Snore

Question #180: When is a bit of class going to come back into how young women express their healthy sexuality?

One that’s balanced to their male counterpart’s…

miley-cyrus-vma-2.jpg

Now THAT would be cutting edge.

Deep Breath.

x

2 Responses to “It’s all so pedestrian.”

  1. Lily said

    Agreed!
    Did you see Will Smith’s family react to her ensemble? Their facial expressions are priceless; exactly how I was feeling at the time.

    • questionsforwomen said

      I did. A picture says a thousand words!
      The issue that’s taking over now in the discussions about the piece, is that she used African American women as props (hitting the bottom of one). There’s quite an outcry in the States – and rightly so.
      So sad on so many levels.
      Plus the fact noone’s really mentioning Robin Thicke…a fully dressed, married man with a young child, singing about ‘blurred lines’, whilst a young girl is bent over in front of him and twerking against his crotch.
      FFS.
      Thanks Lily! x

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