Posts Tagged Miley Cyrus

Weekly Feminist Reader

Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces.

Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids.

Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL is a big fucking deal.

When you’re poor in America, hard work is just not enough 

What it’s like to visit your mom in prison on Mother’s Day.

Teju Cole brings helpful nuance to the #BringBackOurGirls conversations.

Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces.

Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids.

Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly ...

The Feministing Five: Anna Saini

Meet Anna Saini—a community organizer, author, and radical activist who is thrilled to be literally lending her voice to The Red Umbrella Diaries—a soon to be filmed documentary featuring seven LGBTQ sex worker storytellers.

The film, which is still in its fundraising stage—check out its Kickstarter!—will be a culmination of the Red Umbrella Project—a storytelling series that has been running out of New York’s Happy Ending Lounge since 2009. On November 14th, Anna with The Red Umbrella Project will be performing her story-telling at Joe’s Pub in New York City and it will be recorded for the feature film. We chatted with Anna about her involvement in the Red Umbrella Project and her activism off the stage.

And now, without further ...

Meet Anna Saini—a community organizer, author, and radical activist who is thrilled to be literally lending her voice to The Red Umbrella Diaries—a soon to be filmed documentary featuring seven LGBTQ sex ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Chloe and Alexandra

Australian police have been accused of mishandling sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church.

Friend of the site Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux explains why people keep praying at public high school football games, even though it’s clearly unconstitutional.

The great and powerful Ann Friedman on how October got pinkwashed.

Why don’t we talk more about adoption when we talk about reproductive justice?

The shutdown in 10 infuriating sentences.

It’s open season on open letters.

Love America? Then don’t get sick.

By Chloe and Alexandra

Australian police have been accused of mishandling sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church.

Friend of the site Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux explains why people keep praying at public high school football games, ...

But what about Syria? Why talking about Miley matters

At this point, folks have heard a lot about Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance, and even as I write about this, I too feel a little sick of hearing her name. That said, when I saw the tumblr of Miley Cyrus twerking on “things we should talk about,” I have to say I felt some type of way.  I had a hard time putting my finger on it until my good friend Avery pointed out that a lot of the folks on his social media were suddenly caring about Syria while trivializing real conversations around race and cultural appropriation that Miley’s performance brought up – that, when a cultural moment that brought up real issues for women of ...

At this point, folks have heard a lot about Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance, and even as I write about this, I too feel a little sick of hearing her name. That said, when I saw the ...

A not-so-tiny criticism of Miley’s huge cultural appropriation problem

So a couple of summers ago, while visiting family in my hometown, my little sister, now grown up, decided we should go bar hopping. She and her friends took me out to one of the bars downtown, and, to my surprise, Milwaukee did have a thriving nightlife. The crowd was majority white: we intrepid gaggle of a few men and women of color peppered the massive bar space with Nelly or Kanye or Jay or Big blaring a bit too loudly through the speakers drinking out of cups swaying to music. The bros sang on beat to every Jay lyric dropped on Give It To Me.

I caught the interest of one of the bros — a white dude in a ...

So a couple of summers ago, while visiting family in my hometown, my little sister, now grown up, decided we should go bar hopping. She and her friends took me out to one of the bars downtown, ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on anti-LGBT bullying.

We need to talk about disability and feminism.

High schools are trying restorative justice to keep kids from dropping out.

On the “safe kind of brown.”

An open letter to gay men about women’s consent.

Oh no! The poor, poor sexually abusive colleges!

What’s a city Indian?

A female writer responds to Vice‘s recent spread fetishizing other female writers’ suicides.

We are the 15%.

What if fatness is part of human biodiversity?

On ...

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on ...

Miley Cyrus supports Occupy Wall Street with new music video

Cue the inevitable eye-rolling. But I like this video.

While Alyssa Rosenberg thinks it needs more context to take it “beyond generic teenaged stick-it-to-the-manism in a way that would be useful and specific,” I disagree. For many of Miley Cyrus’s devoted teen and pre-teen fans, seeing footage of police brutality at peaceful protests and hearing their pop idol voice support for the cause may get them googling and reading up on economic inequality.

After all, it’s not Cyrus’s role to educate her audience about student loans and interest rates. But reminding kids that it’s cool to be political–that being part of a mass movement can be as inspiring as a good pop song? If she can help do that, ...

Cue the inevitable eye-rolling. But I like this video.

While Alyssa Rosenberg thinks it needs more context to take it “beyond generic teenaged stick-it-to-the-manism in a way that would be useful and specific,” I disagree. For ...