This year I am thankful for independent, strong, female trailblazers. More specifically Miley Cyrus. I know you’re wondering, “Wait, she’s not a role model, she’s just a hot mess. What the hell are you talking about?” The general consensus is that Miley Cyrus is a slutty pop diva who is trying too hard to come off as a sex symbol to get rid of her Disney/Hannah Montana moniker.
I personally believe that she is a marketing genius and female fighter of double standards. Miley showed us the outrage that came when she was being sexually provocative in little to no clothes, and at the same time we should have noticed that men do the same thing, but get the same negative comments woman do. Go Miley! Challenge those unfair social standards for women!
Also her marketing prowess is above reproach. I think she intentionally planned to be outrageous at the MTV Music Awards in order to create hype for her upcoming music video “Wrecking Ball”, and her upcoming album “Bangerz”. Guess what, it worked! (http://www.billboard.com/
So this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for females breaking records (and wrecking walls with giant balls), even if it’s not done intentionally (which I think it is). Just goes to show that they should be respected, and of course feared. Mostly feared, or else they’ll come in like a wrecking ball. – Jon Espino