Posted: 12:47 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
By Carolyn Bolton
Miley Cyrus has made her mark on the Oxford dictionary in an entry that’s sure to make scholars cringe but her ’twerking’ was the more minor of her on-air exploits.
One of the more inappropriate moments of Miley’s performance is when she slaps the posterior of one of the teddy-bear entertainers, sexual harassment in workplaces other than MTV, and the foam-finger scene. You know the one I’m talking about — the scene where the foam finger is used to cheer but not in the traditional sense of the game-day icon.
In this portion of her performance, Miley unsexed herself at the altar of the the MTV gods, proving there is no “battle of the sexes” in mainstream culture but loud and proud full-service peginas. (Miley created more than one word Saturday night.)
“How would you like that served up?” A girl’s gotta eat though, right?
Cyrus’ confused sexuality, along with so-called progressive ideas of marriage, government-funded abortion and contraception all send the message that there is a social virtue and freedom in barrenness. That is what makes Miley’s performance not astonishing but tragic, as it reveals the all-too painful truth about contemporary culture: Diversity among the sexes is no longer a treasured good. Oh, no — as a woman, deny your baby-maker and you are “in.”
This messaging is especially disconcerting because, as best-selling author John Stossel points out in a recent column, some of the qualities that make women excellent caregivers also make them excellent candidates for corporate leadership.
Interested in seeing some real dancing? If so, watch Kelly Pickler’s “Dancing with the Stars” swan-song performance — or, if you just want to see something truly sexy but not necessarily dance-related, watch 2002 Olympic champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier weave a gripping narrative in their on-ice interpretation of “Love Story.”
Those are the tales that deserve air time. And thank goodness Miley didn’t get the gold.
Carolyn Bolton is content editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @carbolton