In The Independent, Sarah Morrison, asserts that Miley Cyrus has “prompted a modern feminist manifesto.” Cyrus has all but blown up the Internet in the last few months (the Twerk heard round the world, the foam finger, and a certain music video prominently featuring a wrecking ball, to name a few).
She’s also been the recipient of an open letter from Sinead O’Connor warning her against prostituting herself to the music industry.
Miley’s response to Sinead’s criticism was, in addition to twitter feuds, to say, “I am one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women not to be scared of anything.”
As we all know, feminism in pop culture is an incredibly nuanced and complex concept. It’s also a very important concept to discuss, and so our goal at Comment Box is to discuss this particular story – is Miley Cyrus and feminism in pop music? – by taking a closer look at online comments, in studio discussion, and hear from everyday people on the street. Let’s start with the online comment.”
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