Today Sara (Happy Birthday, Sara!) told me about Sinead O'Connor's recent open letter to Miley Cyrus, so naturally I was interested. As I noted over on fb just now, the f-bomb gets lobbed frequently and with great effect in said letter, so if you're squeamish about that, be forewarned.
But I have to say O'Connor's letter really impresses me. I've given this subject a lot of thought, because it seems clear to me that the post-feminist notion of out-there-in-your-face female sexuality as being somehow empowering for a young woman is wrong-headed. To me it feels like old-fashioned exploitation in a new shiny package.
Someone like O'Connor can say that much more forcefully and with more credibility than a middle-aged Mormon lady, right?
Rock on, Sinead.