We see this a lot in mainstream media, sexism is built into our society and has become a social norm so much that we don't even notice it. You ask someone if sexism still exists and they say no, but how can one deny these basic & common examples of women being shamed for something a man is just as guilty of?
I don't want to mistake anyone that I'm encouraging Miley's behavior at all, but we must admit that she is just doing her job. As an entertainer, she is expected to be constantly doing controversial and outrageous things. The more she's talked about, the more attention and popularity she will get. However, breaking a barrier that young girls are supposed to be submissive indeed does not deserve such bad press. Yes, maybe she went about it in an overly raunchy way that sets a less than desired example, but at the same time she represents this growing attitude that women are demanding to be seen as something other than the girl who steps aside for the man to take control. Miley shows us that women can be just as aggressive, and that is the right attitude if you ask me.
And let us not forget another great point to consider; Why is everyone so focussed on this story when there are far more important stories to be spending our energy on, such as the recent issues in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt? Specifically, stories about US involvement in Syria, for example.
What about articles recalling that today is 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech or that a 54 year old male teacher who raped a 14 year old girl is ONLY getting 30 days in prison? Read about that here.
It's an interesting fact that all we really need to do to study human behavior is log onto any of the popular social media sights (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram..etc) to understand where the minds of our world are today.
(Comic & title taken from David Hayward)