On this day last year I was really angry with my bosses and I decided to finally give in to my best friend’s pleas and watch Newsies, little did I know it’d fit SO WELL into how I was feeling - it was great to be able to sing along with “The World Will Know” with my bosses in mind.
But then I fell in love with the story and the characters, and for all it’s flaws, it really is a lovely movie. I’ve been on such a journey with Newsies - I even got to see the Broadway version this year too!
Since the NRA’s stated goal is to ensure that all Americans have a basic right to firearms, isn’t it about time that they spun off into the Black NRA to make sure all African-Americans can easily purchase guns? It only makes logical sense for the NRA.
If you think a woman in a tan vinyl bra and underwear, grabbing her crotch and grinding up on a dance partner is raunchy, trashy, and offensive but you don’t think her dance partner is raunchy, trashy, or offensive as he sings a song about “blurred” lines of consent and…
I wanted to put something out there… This whole Miley-Cyrus-was-dancing-like-a-whore-at-the-VMAs thing isn’t sitting well in my stomach. I feel like if it weren’t because she’s a woman then Robin Thicke would be getting just as much shit for the performance as she is. I know that feminists have been saying how rapey his song is for awhile, but I’m talking about specifically the VMA performance (because the Miley arguments aren’t about her song).
What is the argument, besides it just being a stupid performance, that says that this was particularly…particularly what?
God forbid she’s comfortable with her body.
God forbid she doesn’t care what people think.
God forbid she has the guts to put on ANY performance in front of that many people, live or through TV.
God forbid that she promote female masturbation – if that’s even what she was doing with the foam finger.
God forbid she be comfortable in her sexuality.
Robin Thicke’s song (Blurred Lines) is about coercion/borderline rape/female objectification – and don’t get me started on the fact that he’s a 36 year old man simulating sex with a 20 year old while singing it. Miley’s song (We Can’t Stop) is about not caring what people think, loving yourself, your body, loving whoever and how that’s okay, and not taking shit from anybody. I don’t personally like the song, but if anything, I say it’s easy to say that you should “forget the haters cuz somebody loves you” and “remember, only God can judge you”, but if anything can prove that she fucking means it, it’s doing something that she had to know would cause outrage. It’s dressing how she wanted, and dancing how she wanted.
I think the general public are pissed off that she’s not playing the obedient, submissive female, because no one is upset at the scantily-clad back-up dancers of Justin Timberlake, because they’re staying quiet and are there just to provide a sexy garnish for a man.