Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was important.
Cyrus unwittingly transmitted a critical message – Men are winning the war on women. In the 60’s and 70’s, women made a concerted effort to escape the kitchen and achieve workplace and social equality with men. And by many measures, women have made great strides toward that end. But popular culture tells a different story, and it’s the giant teddy bear on stage that we ignore at own peril. Somewhere along the way, men have hijacked the feminist message and rephrased it to their own advantage. This new mantra goes something like this — feminism means sexual freedom, and sexual freedom means having lots of sex – whenever, whenever and with whomever.
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The net result of this emergent sexual freedom is feminism turned on its head. Women today are more objectified than ever. With the commitment-free “hook up” culture, sex on a date or in a relationship is an expected part of the deal. If a woman demurs, she is labeled “afraid” or “repressed.” Culturally, a woman’s ability to “say no” is at an all-time low. They’ve been duped into believing that men’s sexual expectations – promiscuity for everyone without commitment or consequences – equal female empowerment. And, in case you somehow missed this development, Cyrus’s “performance” in her flesh-colored bra and panties should’ve gotten your attention.
Read More at joemiller.us . By Amy Efaw.
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