Gloria Steinem Opinion Of Miley Cyrus
Better late than never. Everyone has declared their opinions of Miley Cyrus since her outrageous (or not so outrageous depending on your opinion) performance on the VMA’s. I was pretty sure it was over. And then I found a great article today on Huff Post Women with a quote from feminist Gloria Steinem, weighing in on Mileygate.
Steinem was asked by Yahoo’s OMG! Insider if she thought that Miley’s outrageous actions set women back. The feminist’s response? “I don’t think so” said Steinem. She elaborated by adding:
I wish we didn’t have to be nude to be noticed,” Steinem said. “But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is in all of its states, forms … the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the United States. If a contest based only on appearance was the single greatest source of scholarship money for men, we would be saying, ‘This is why China wins.’ You know? It’s ridiculous. But that’s the way the culture is. I think that we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists.”