Friday, August 30, 2013

Weep not for Miley Cyrus

So by now I'm sure you know about the Miley Cyrus' VMA debacle. If you've haven't seen it you've probably at least seen pics or highlights. Well, Christian blogger Trevin Wax was apparently brought to tears by it. He wrote a piece called "I Weep for Miley." It was mostly a bunch of lines like this.

I weep for the lostness of a girl who doesn’t see herself stumbling around in the dark.

It wasn't really a bad article, certainly I felt a little bit of pity for the girl too as she made a rather epic fool of herself on national television. But weeping for it? Bit on an overreaction. If anything about this is gonna bring me to tears it's the fact that we're all so busy talking about this girl's terrible dancing nobody seems to be paying attention to the fact that our government is looking to start yet another illegal war of aggression in the Middle East. This isn't even the most tear jerking thing on MTV, remember this is the network that gave us Teen Mom. But then Trevin had a little follow up to that article called Some Thoughts on "I Weep for Miley" in which he address some of the reactions to his article. This in particular caught my eye from it.

Why didn’t you write about Robin Thicke?
I don’t feel Christ-like compassion for Robin Thicke and other men who benefit from degrading and demeaning women. My visceral response is to be outraged that we live in a society where chivalry is dead and men can be involved in such displays of depravity without consequences.

Yes, of course, poor Miley was just a victim of mean old Mr. Thicke. I'm sorry, but if anything, I think it was Thicke who was violated on that stage. Aside from the fact that Miley was absolutely butchering his hit song, when she was grinding into him he looked like he wanted to throw up a little. Seriously, I don't think he could have looked more uncomfortable if it was his grandmother twerking in front of him.

It's funny how just enough of modern feminism has infected the church as to completely feminize it and fill it with misandry. No one was degrading Ms. Cyrus save for Ms. Cyrus herself. But no, Churchianity says everything is the fault of men, even when it's not. If women act like sluts it's because men made them. If women fornicate it's because men with their evil penises of doom were degrading them. If women divorce their husbands it's because men didn't "man up". Evangelical sub culture as become just a Jesus-y version of Oprah, completely designed to sell things to women and tell them what they want to hear. Churchianity is just a bunch of feminine beta boys who see a trashy performance and "weep" for the woman while being "outraged" at the man, even if it was the woman who was the author of it.

As for Miley Cyrus, she needs a lot of things, chief among them a little less creative control and someone on her staff with the ability to tell her "No", but tears she does not need. Sure she made a fool of herself at the VMA's but even the best entertainers do from time to time. That's the risk that comes from putting yourself out there. She is still in a position to turn her career around if she wises up a bit. And she also was paid handsomely for her performance and got exactly what she really wanted out of it, attention. So spare Ms. Cyrus your tears Trevin, she has no need of them.

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