Is Miley Cyrus feminist? Yes, says the “Wrecking Ball” singer, and she loves it.
Feminism is mostly seen in a negative light, due to the outspoken ones who jump at the chance to put men down. It wasn’t until recently, when Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women (and Harry Potter alumni) Emma Watson took the stage to promote the “He for She” movement, that the world finally realized that fighting for equal rights doesn’t mean putting others down.
Cyrus is still a surprising supporter of the movement, even after her antics in late 2013 and 2014 made the fans and critics wonder if she was still supporting feminism or leaving it behind for a drug-fueled sex-crazed lifestyle. Twerking against Robin Thicke and dry-humping a foam finger at the VMAs certainly looked like questionable behavior for a feminist in the eyes of many.
Even her famous father Billy Ray Cyrus had to let everybody know that it wasn’t really anything new for Miley Cyrus. Feminist or not, she had allegedly always been a free spirit.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Miley Cyrus’ feminist feelings were discovered to be as strong as ever.
“There’s a lot of talk about feminism. People want to take that word and make it a bad thing, but it’s the greatest thing ever! Of course you’re a feminist, you know?
“I think it’s cool to be a woman and be, like, super in charge. The world is in the prime of its feminine energy… I think there’s been a real twist [and] women are starting to feel that. We were talking about women’s rights last night and [someone said], ‘Women are more suppressed right now than ever before.’ Well, I don’t think so – I think we’re more free than we’ve ever been. I’m seeing it everywhere; young women are totally ready to come out of their shells, to take on the world.”
Cyrus told the Australian press that she simply likes women more, for reasons she was quick to explain.
“Someone came up to me last night and was like, ‘Women f**king love you,’ and I was like, ‘I f**king love women, trust me. They are something so beautiful. … This kind of sounds cheesy, but girls just rule.”
“Because we have a sensitivity and passion you can’t find in other people. It’s in your demeanour as well, … There are some good vibrations that come off women that men can’t – oh, I’m going to get in trouble here, right? I always do – but maybe it is [simply that] women are born complicated.”
What do you think about Miley Cyrus’ feminist sensibilities? Do they clash with what she’s done, or does she just get what it’s about better than most?
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