By Ruben Verastigui, SFLA Digital Media Coordinator
Can we have a chat about Miley Cyrus really quick?
If you haven’t seen Miley Cyrus’s tongue enough, it has made its appearance yet again, but for reasons that sadly, aren’t too shocking. The ex-Disney Channel superstar has now partnered with iconic fashion designer Marc Jacobs, and controversial American artist Marilyn Minter in support for none other than, you guessed it, Planned Parenthood. Because you know, nothing says “I support reproductive rights” more than smearing your tongue on a piece of glass, calling it art, and slapping it on a t-shirt for $50. Or if your pockets are deep enough, a print of Miley’s face is available to you for a humble $5,500.
This is our country everyone.
In last Tuesday’s interview with Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, Miley said, “I think it’s really important for me to be someone that speaks out about women’s health rights and reproductive rights…and I think it’s important for people to not be afraid to talk about that.”
I think we can agree with her on one thing: we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about women’s health and reproductive rights!
Everyday people around the county are afraid to stand up for what they believe in because of the fear of being judged and shamed, but why is that?
The pro-choice agenda isn’t afraid to stand up and shout their opinion, so why are we?
I am not saying you have to lick a piece of glass or slap your face on a t-shirt to get your point across because 1) that would be crazy and 2) I hope you have better things to do.
Miley has it wrong when it comes to standing up for reproductive rights. Women don’t need Planned Parenthood or abortion to be empowered because the bottom line is that that stuff doesn’t empower women.
Showing women that they are strong enough to have a child and finish their education is empowerment. Standing in support of women as they make the loving decision to place their child for adoption is empowerment. A woman can embrace the gift of life, the power of her body to nurture a child and give birth, and still pursue her dreams. This is what true empowerment is and I hope you won’t shy away from standing up and shouting this out, because chances are someone around you needs to hear this message before Miley and her buddy Planned Parenthood get a hold of them.
Miley has taken a wrecking ball to true feminism by supporting an organization that lies and cheats women for their own selfish gain.
Women deserve better. Better is not abortion.
We couldn’t help but happily mock Miley’s video. Check it out below.