Instructor: Debonair Oates-Primus
We live in a society where women have had no say in how to dress, behave or speak in public. A woman’s appearance is a woman’s identity in today’s society. If women intend to be classy the society might find her to be “trashy.” Women who intend to be empowering, society may call her an attention seeker, a wild child, a slut etc. The most talked about pop star this year is Miley Cyrus. She has become classified as America’s wild child in the Rolling Stone magazine. On the front cover of the magazine she appears nude and licking her right shoulder. On one of the headings I read, “Good Golly Miley.” This specific heading suggests the changes Miley has shown the world. However, the ad may represent Miley loving the skin she is in. It may also symbolize Miley’s knowledge of her own identity and is empowering other women to love and acknowledge themselves as well. Since Miley has gone from Disney’s Hannah Montana in the year 2006 to an American pop star 2013, social media has degraded her in different ways. Her name went from the innocent Hannah Montana to “A strategic Hot Mess” according to Perez Hilton. However, that does not affect Miley. Miley reported on the “Today” show that she has never been happier in her entire life. She also claimed that she is enjoying life the way she intends to regardless of what anybody has to say. Are women able to pose nude without the public dehumanizing them? A female who takes a picture of themselves without any clothing would be rejected by the public. Perhaps these women are motivating themselves and other women to reach a level of high self-esteem and live the way they want to without permitting others to dictate their every decision. This obsession with Miley that society has engaged in is just another prime example of how women are expected to behave a certain way. It proves how women have become robots to societal behaviors. It deprives women...