04 October 2013

Wise words from...Sinead O'Connor??

Something you never thought you'd read on a blog written by one of those Right Wing Extremists, eh?  But--unlike too many people on both sides--I don't give a damn about anyone's sexuality, religion or political leanings when they're speaking the truth.  And Sinead is laying down some truth that young Miley Cyrus really ought to take to heart.

(WARNING:  Profanity at link)

I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today I’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your Wrecking Ball video was designed to be similar to the one for Nothing Compares… So this is what I need to say… And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.

I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether its the music business or yourself doing the pimping.

Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.

It's long, but worth reading.  How many of us conservatives are trying to get this message across to the young ladies of today?  If they hear it from someone we might not agree with, does it really matter as long as they listen?

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