Popular feminist Gloria Steinem has weighed in on the still controversial Miley Cyrus VMA performance...and before you roll your eyes in annoyance at yet another Miley Cyrus analysis, just hear this one out! Steinem raises important points as she somewhat defends Cyrus, stating:
"I think we need to change the culture, not blame people for playing the only game that exists"
While I agree with Steinem from a feminist POV, I think the title is misleading when it claims that she has "ended the Miley Cyrus debate forever." Steinem fails to address many intersecting points between race and gender that the Cyrus scandal has revealed. Was it okay that Miley appropriated black culture to display what she deems as "cool" to the young people who idolize her? Steinem's analysis compels me to ask why race isn't considered as being the major oppressive force within everyday Americans lives as opposed to gender, shouldn't we be talking about race above all else? Thoughts?