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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 Mileys new photos. Apparently she didnt kill Hannah Montana hard enough at the VMAs, 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. Hes the brains or some other body part behind Mileys disgusting Wrecking Ball video, in which she rides a wrecking ball like a stripper pole in a bizarre attempt to prove shes 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 dont 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 dont know any better. If stripping is good enough for a billionaire pop star, for whom isnt it good enough?
Never mind that Rihannas video is an illusion. Any naïf chasing the stripper dream based on Rihannas video or the stripper/party girl/porn model dream based on Mileys 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.
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.
Its 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 dont 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 OConnor 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. Shes writing the plot and signing the checks, and although I think its tempting to imagine her in the board room of label [expletives] and management, I dont think any of them masterminded her current plan to be a raging, naked, twerking sexpot. I think thats All Miley All The Way.
I suspect Palmers right. It was totally Mileys idea. But why? Thats 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. Were mammals. LOOK BOOBS! And even more tantalizing: LOOK HANNAH MONTANA BOOBS! But none of this means that Miley is following anyone elses 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 wasnt Mileys 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 cant change the fact that Miley, like many of her famous peers, are selling their sexuality because theyve learned its all they are worth.
Eighty-five percent of abortion patients are unmarried women. Young women especially are having sex because its fun and it makes people like you. Or, if theyre 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. Its only interesting because she used to be innocent. Its her downfall people are shocked by, not her actual behavior.
And heres 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 doesnt 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.
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 Seydouxs 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 cant say that it was nothing.
Once again, whether its Miley or Femen or a Palme Dor-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. Thats original. Keep your pants on. Thats shocking.
Abortion doesnt 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.
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.
Sluttiness belongs in the bedroom between consenting adults. I’m tiring of it on television.
So how long before Miley is posing nude in Hustler?
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.
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.
“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?
Well hers is not that long but it is a lot wider. That guy looks like a freak. I mean a freakish tongue.
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.
Kentucky has some defective gene pools for sure.
And grandpa was an AFL-CIO domo and Democrat politician...
I don’t remember Hailey Mills being very controversial either.
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.
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.
When Sinead O’Connor becomes the voice of reason, that’s saying something.
It's all right there in front of us.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Or Buffy from “Family Affair” who OD’d at the age of 18.
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.
BTW, Barack Obama did a photo session with "edgey" Terry Richardson.
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.
Look at the Michalka sisters, or Ashley Tisdale.
I wouldn’t go that far. Miley just looks messed up to me.
What’s with Miley constantly sticking her tongue out in recent appearances? Is that supposed to be her unique shtick?
Did you know that Heather Menzies was married to Robert Urich?
Did you know that Heather Menzies was married to Robert Urich?
This system will collapse long before that. We will never know what came of Miley Cyrus.
>> If I see one more slutty pic of Smiley Virus I’m gonna barf.
I guess we’ll be barfing too.
I did not know that. But I do not care either.
In a few years she may BE a badly used up streetwalker.
She looks like a boy with small teats.
Here is some real trivia both were born in Toronto. Urich in small Toronto, Ohio and Menzies in the big Toronto in Canada.
Rush was on top of Madonna? I hope he wore a couple of raincoats.
I remember she made several controversial films after she left Disney.
The Family Way (1966)
A Matter of Innocence (1967)
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?”
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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.
“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.
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.
Annie Lennox has talent. Her version of “whiter shade of pale” is great.
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