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Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and How “Stripper Glam” Leads Teens to Have Abortions -
life news ^ | Kristen Hatten

Posted on 10/08/2013 5:43:16 PM PDT by Morgana

Do you ever feel like the Universe/God/Whoever is trying to tell you something?

A couple days ago I saw Miley’s new photos. Apparently she didn’t kill Hannah Montana hard enough at the VMA’s, so she let notoriously gross photographer/video artist Terry Richardson take photos of her topless and in various other compromised states.

Richardson has been accused of inappropriately touching his teenage models and exploiting underage girls. He’s the brains – or some other body part – behind Miley’s disgusting “Wrecking Ball” video, in which she rides a wrecking ball like a stripper pole in a bizarre attempt to prove she’s all grown up and has had it up to here with our rules.

Speaking of beautiful young women demeaning themselves for money, Rihanna. In her new video for ”Pour It Up,” she also rides a stripper pole, twerks, and glamorizes the stripper lifestyle.

I don’t know about you, but when I was a teenager, becoming a stripper was not something to aspire to. Even actual strippers were at least a little bit ashamed of it. Many did it because they felt like it was the only way to support themselves and their kids, or because they developed a taste for the money.

And if somebody loved being a stripper and reveled in that brand of objectifying attention, you wondered what was wrong with her, what had happened to make her okay with demeaning herself for money.

Not only does the Rihanna video – and everything that resembles it – make sexuality look terribly un-sexy, it also teaches young women that being viewed as an object is something to aspire to – and not just for struggling co-eds, single moms, and desperate girls who don’t know any better. If stripping is good enough for a billionaire pop star, for whom isn’t it good enough?

Never mind that Rihanna’s video is an illusion. Any naïf chasing the stripper dream based on Rihanna’s video – or the stripper/party girl/porn model dream based on Miley’s antics – will find the reality a lot different than being a superstar slumming for kicks. A real life in the sex trades comes with significantly less glitz and more risk – of sexual assault and more.

A 2011 Johns Hopkins study of Baltimore EDCs (Exotic Dance Clubs) examined heightened HIV risk among exotic dancers.

Dancers began working in exotic dance clubs primarily because of financial need and lack of employment opportunities, and to a lesser extent, the need to support illicit drug habits. … Drug use and alcohol use were reported as coping mechanisms in response to these stressful working conditions and often escalated sexual risk behaviors.

Also:

The financial allure and social pressure to sell sex within EDCs fostered a permissive norm and expectations about selling sex. Sex work was described as so routine and socially condoned that in many clubs not selling sex was an anomaly. Sex work was inevitable for many dancers given the disparate financial remuneration between payment between this and other services provided.

It’s not all body glitter, champagne, and twerking.

The lifestyle Miley, Rihanna, and other famous young women are encouraging is not what it appears to be, but the teenage girls who buy it don’t know any better. It may be fun for Miley and Rihanna to “play stripper,” but the young women who emulate them are fantasizing about activities tantamount to prostitution, and often leading directly there.

Sinead O’Connor emerged from her hot mess cocoon recently to pen a heartfelt and surprisingly coherent open letter to MyCy, begging her not to prostitute herself to the music industry. In response, musician Amanda Palmer wrote an open letter to Sinead, which said this:

Miley is, from what I can gather, in charge of her own show. She’s writing the plot and signing the checks, and although I think it’s tempting to imagine her in the board room of label [expletives] and management, I don’t think any of them masterminded her current plan to be a raging, naked, twerking sexpot. I think that’s All Miley All The Way.

I suspect Palmer’s right. It was totally Miley’s idea. But why? That’s the question. Why do Miley and Rihanna, et. al., despite being fabulously rich and literally able to go out and do whatever they want every day, opt to take their clothes off and swing on poles? Palmer answers this:

Sex sells. We all know it. Miley knows it better than anyone: swinging naked on a big metal ball simply gets you more hits than swinging on a big metal ball wearing clothes. We’re mammals. LOOK BOOBS! And even more tantalizing: LOOK HANNAH MONTANA BOOBS! But none of this means that Miley is following anyone else’s script. In fact, what I see is Miley desperately trying to write her own script; truly trying to be taken seriously (even if its in a nakedly playful way) by the standards of her own peers.

So in a way, it wasn’t Miley’s idea at all. Miley has grown up in a culture where a woman is judged based on how sexy she is. Any attempt to explain that away – and Palmer tries, talking about freedom and owning your body and so on – can’t change the fact that Miley, like many of her famous peers, are selling their sexuality because they’ve learned it’s all they are worth.

Eighty-five percent of abortion patients are unmarried women. Young women especially are having sex because it’s fun and it makes people like you. Or, if they’re really “smart,” because they finally met a “special guy.” The idea that ones virginity is something sacred is now a punch line.

There is nothing rebellious or shocking about being slutty. No one is surprised that a girl named Miley exists who is really trashy. It’s only interesting because she used to be innocent. It’s her downfall people are shocked by, not her actual behavior.

And here’s something I wish I could tell Miley: for every misguided person who thinks “you go girl!” when they see you sacrifice your shame at the altar of super-stardom, there are five who just shake their heads and feel sorry for you.

Also this week, in an apparent attempt to make my point for me, a California punk band called Get Shot! sent their bass player, Laura Lush, to film a solo pornographic scene on the lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church. While about 99% of Americans agree that Westboro Baptist Church is deserving of criticism, Laura Lush is yet another young woman who doesn’t seem to comprehend that when you claim to be using your sexuality as a weapon, the trigger is actually pointing at you. Every time.

Another case in point: the famous Ukrainian fauxminist group Femen, notorious for their topless protests, was recently exposed (ahem) to be masterminded by – wait for it – a man. Named Victor Syvatski.

Said Australian filmmaker Kitty Green:

“He hand-picked the prettiest girls because the prettiest girls sell more papers. The prettiest girls get on the front page… that became their image, that became the way they sold the brand.”

FEMINISM!

Meanwhile, the two actresses who play lesbian lovers in the extremely graphic French film Blue is the Warmest Colour were asked if they ever felt like they were playing out a male fantasy. Léa Seydoux’s answer:

Yes. Of course it was kind of humiliating sometimes, I was feeling like a prostitute. Of course, he uses that sometimes. He was using three cameras, and when you have to fake your orgasm for six hours… I can’t say that it was nothing.

Once again, whether it’s Miley or Femen or a Palme D’or-winning actress, we find that when there are naked women in the public square, a man is either paying or getting paid.

The lesson? If you want to truly be counter-cultural, keep your top on. That’s original. Keep your pants on. That’s shocking.

Abortion doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It begins with seeing the human body as something to use, a commodity, a pleasure-mobile, a receptacle. And it ends with an unintended baby, a murder, and a broken heart.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: abortion; culturewars; mileycyrus; moralabsolutes; myliecyrus; prolife; rihanna; sellout; stripper
If I see one more slutty pic of Smiley Virus I'm gonna barf.
1 posted on 10/08/2013 5:43:16 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I saw her on some show while channel surfing. One thing I noticed is she has a huge tongue. I am serious, it is huge.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 5:54:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Morgana
I think Miley is possessed.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 5:58:17 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Morgana

Sluttiness belongs in the bedroom between consenting adults. I’m tiring of it on television.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 5:59:22 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Morgana

So how long before Miley is posing nude in Hustler?


5 posted on 10/08/2013 6:03:18 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Morgana
Will she be joining the 27 Club too?
6 posted on 10/08/2013 6:06:38 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: yarddog
"One thing I noticed is she has a huge tongue. I am serious, it is huge." *************************************************************************************************************** gene simmons photo:  gene_simmons.jpg Kinda like this?
7 posted on 10/08/2013 6:07:01 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Lurker
You know better than that.

Demonic filth belongs in any mind it can invade...whatever the media.

Look at her face. No remorse...no contrition. Just a desire for more.

8 posted on 10/08/2013 6:07:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Ouderkirk

I expect her to bypass all that and do what Madonna did. Remember Madonna’s “Sex” book? Don’t be surprised if Smiley does something like it.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 6:08:33 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“Look at her face. No remorse...no contrition. Just a desire for more. “

Look at her face. The lights are on but I wonder if anyone’s home?


10 posted on 10/08/2013 6:10:13 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Well hers is not that long but it is a lot wider. That guy looks like a freak. I mean a freakish tongue.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 6:12:08 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Morgana
Another Disney dame goes the slut route.

With every new outrage from trampy Disney alums, my respect for Annette Funicello grows. I know it was a different time, but she kept her act clean throughout her career. Few (if any) former Disney stars can make the same claim.

12 posted on 10/08/2013 6:12:28 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Morgana

Kentucky has some defective gene pools for sure.
And grandpa was an AFL-CIO domo and Democrat politician...


13 posted on 10/08/2013 6:15:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: ZOOKER

I don’t remember Hailey Mills being very controversial either.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Morgana
Look at her face. The lights are on but I wonder if anyone’s home?

Actually, Morgana...I think she's home but the lights of her soul are out.

Like all of us, I have seen the face of great evil. Miley has no power but that to persuade some children to turn to the dark side...but her face indicates that she is now devoid of conscience and absolutely full of evil.

15 posted on 10/08/2013 6:19:43 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

I went back and looked at the picture and you are right. She really does look demonic. I am not sure she really is but she has that look.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Morgana

When Sinead O’Connor becomes the voice of reason, that’s saying something.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 6:27:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yarddog
Of course, I don't actually know either...but as you say, she has the look. She has either already sold her soul or is seeking to do so for this thing she wants.

It's all right there in front of us.

18 posted on 10/08/2013 6:27:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: yarddog
Hayley Mills

I thought of Dick Van Dyke, too, but that was a long time ago.

Now it's Miley and Britney and Shannon and a bunch of other teenage bimbos whose names I have already forgotten.

If she follows the usual script, she'll be in rehab within a year, and a trivia question the year after that.

19 posted on 10/08/2013 6:28:46 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: dfwgator
Not just O'conner, but Annie Lennox has complained too! However Annie Lennox is awesome annie lennox photo: ANNIE LENNOX Annie-lennox.jpg
20 posted on 10/08/2013 6:30:58 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Ick...I remember hearing about that book, but was too afraid to even touch it for fear that I might catch something from the pictures. LOL.

I don’t know what it is about these former child stars who work the Disney thing and make a fortune from it, and then grow into these disgusting young adults.

Miley is just not a pretty girl, never was. Time will not be kind to her and in just a few years, she will look like a badly used up streetwalker.


21 posted on 10/08/2013 6:31:48 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Morgana
I expect her to bypass all that and do what Madonna did. Remember Madonna’s “Sex” book? Don’t be surprised if Smiley does something like it.

It came out when Rush's book came out, and Rush would always boast that when his book went to Number One, that he was "On top of Madonna."

22 posted on 10/08/2013 6:32:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ZOOKER
With every new outrage from trampy Disney alums, my respect for Annette Funicello grows. I know it was a different time,

What's happened with Disney is horrible, but it isn't new, nor limited to Disney.

Anyone remember "The Sound of Music"? Remember "Louisa", the fairly b*tchy second-oldest daughter?

The actress who played her, Heather Menzies, went on to do a full-frontal nude spread in Playboy in 1973.

23 posted on 10/08/2013 6:32:54 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Yossarian

Or Buffy from “Family Affair” who OD’d at the age of 18.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 6:34:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I recently saw the oldest child on “Family Affair”. She was being interviewed by someone. I think her TV name was Cissy.

Anyway I was surprised how good she looked. She has aged very well.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 6:38:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Morgana; wagglebee; Revolting cat!; GeronL; Slings and Arrows
A couple days ago I saw Miley’s new photos. Apparently she didn’t kill Hannah Montana hard enough at the VMA’s, so she let notoriously gross photographer/video artist Terry Richardson take photos of her topless and in various other compromised states. Richardson has been accused of inappropriately touching his teenage models and exploiting underage girls. He’s the brains – or some other body part – behind Miley’s disgusting “Wrecking Ball” video, in which she rides a wrecking ball like a stripper pole in a bizarre attempt to prove she’s all grown up and has had it up to here with our rules.

BTW, Barack Obama did a photo session with "edgey" Terry Richardson.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 6:42:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yarddog
I don’t remember Hailey Mills being very controversial either.

Hailey Mills had a nude scene in The Family Way. Funny way that these actresses establish "credibility".

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, who's marriage has yet to be consummated.

27 posted on 10/08/2013 6:48:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ZOOKER

Look at the Michalka sisters, or Ashley Tisdale.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 6:57:52 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: yarddog; RoosterRedux

I wouldn’t go that far. Miley just looks messed up to me.


29 posted on 10/08/2013 6:58:47 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: RoosterRedux

What’s with Miley constantly sticking her tongue out in recent appearances? Is that supposed to be her unique shtick?


30 posted on 10/08/2013 7:28:17 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Yossarian

Did you know that Heather Menzies was married to Robert Urich?


31 posted on 10/08/2013 7:34:41 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Yossarian

Did you know that Heather Menzies was married to Robert Urich?


32 posted on 10/08/2013 7:34:41 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: ZOOKER
If she follows the usual script, she'll be in rehab within a year, and a trivia question the year after that.

This system will collapse long before that. We will never know what came of Miley Cyrus.

33 posted on 10/08/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Morgana

>> If I see one more slutty pic of Smiley Virus I’m gonna barf.

I guess we’ll be barfing too.


34 posted on 10/08/2013 7:38:33 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Hildy

I did not know that. But I do not care either.


35 posted on 10/08/2013 7:38:55 PM PDT by sport
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To: Ouderkirk

In a few years she may BE a badly used up streetwalker.

She looks like a boy with small teats.


36 posted on 10/08/2013 7:44:30 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Hildy

Here is some real trivia both were born in Toronto. Urich in small Toronto, Ohio and Menzies in the big Toronto in Canada.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 7:59:10 PM PDT by xp38
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To: dfwgator

Rush was on top of Madonna? I hope he wore a couple of raincoats.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 8:20:53 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: yarddog
***I don’t remember Hailey Mills being very controversial either.***

I remember she made several controversial films after she left Disney.

The Family Way (1966)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060395/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_31

A Matter of Innocence (1967)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061960/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_29

I remember the trailer which started with Trevor Howard asking..”Were you a virgin when you left England?”

She, lighting up a cigarette says...”What do you think?”

39 posted on 10/08/2013 8:23:17 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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40 posted on 10/08/2013 8:25:48 PM PDT by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: Ouderkirk; mlizzy

She knows exactly what she’s doing. She standing out, shocking people, and getting lots of free press. Much like Marilyn Manson or Lady Gaga.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 8:40:01 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Morgana

“Many did it because they felt like it was the only way to support themselves and their kids, or because they developed a taste for the money.”

Or a taste for drugs. From what I’ve been told, many of the girls that work in those joints are supporting some kind of habit. Waitressing just doesn’t cut it when you have to feed the monkey, I guess.


42 posted on 10/08/2013 8:54:07 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: rcrngroup

Yeah, I think all the megasluts that went before did all the semi-cool shocking behavior, so she is left scraping the bottom of the barrel with this tongue thing.

It’s making Madonna’s pointy brazieres and Cher’s see-through pants look classy in comparison.


43 posted on 10/08/2013 9:03:57 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ZOOKER
Tomorrow’s pop culture trivia question.
44 posted on 10/08/2013 9:10:11 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: Morgana

Annie Lennox has talent. Her version of “whiter shade of pale” is great.


45 posted on 10/09/2013 3:41:45 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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