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Miley Cyrus and the Pornification of American Culture

The fact that Cyrus’ behavior receives so much attention for being over the line yet continues to grant her practically unlimited success speaks to a serious issue surrounding the objectification of women in America. It is not just that Miley Cyrus is using her body in a way that contributes to the pornification of American [...]

By |2014-01-13T21:02:48+11:00December 27th, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Drugs, depression and dealing with embarrassing parents: Girlfriend November 2013

Melinda Tankard Reist Girlfriend and Dolly can be commended this year for taking strong stands on alcohol and drugs. This issue of GF is no exception, with ‘The High Life’ exploring the harms of smoking marijuana. When celebs boast about it – such as Miley Cyrus posting a photo of herself smoking pot with the [...]

Sexualisation is all in a day’s twerk for some pop stars

In the pornified music world populated by churned-out female pop stars pumping and grinding to a sexualised script, cavorting semi-naked and presented as sexually insatiable, we see Miley Cyrus simulating sex acts while denuded of real sexuality. While many around the world condemned what was seen as an overtly sexualised performance at the recent MTV [...]

Sex, Drugs, The Media & Our Kids

In the weeks since that Miley Cyrus performance at the VMAs, more fuel has been poured onto the fiery debate around the overtly sexual messages our kids are receiving thanks to the media.   Add this to the heady mix of alcohol, violence and drug use with the apparent rise of such related anti-social behaviour [...]

Fame and fortune destroys Cyrus family life

Billy Ray Cyrus regrets the fame and fortune his daughter, Miley, found on the Disney TV show Hannah Montana. He credits the fame, fortune and lifestyle that her celebrity status has led to as a major factor in the breakdown of his own marriage and the destruction of his family life. He told GQ Magazine [...]