Wait, Miley is the issue?

So apparently Elvis is rolling around in his grave somewhere. Sure we call it Twerking now [I hate using that term] but it’s all the same. Time to swing those hips because everyone knows a good hip swing is suggestive. I’ve written on this once before and this won’t be a new opinion on the matter but it will be more expanded and pointed.

Miley did a show dancing to Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke [thank you google since I don’t keep up with ‘pop culture’ like that]. That isn’t all that ‘controversial’ apparently but what was ‘controversial’ was that she did it in a nude colored bikini and a foam finger. It spawned a LOT of very funny photoshopped pictures like the one above and we all got a good laugh out of it.

But then the ‘sex is bad’ people came out.

Think of the children!!

Not to say that as a parent you can’t turn off the telly, there is an idea all on it’s own. Hey everyone let’s parent our kids. But no, I’m too lazy for that. So people are in a uproar over her ‘dancing suggestively’. Which I guess you should be mad over because that is the easier option, after all Robin Thicke and his song Blurred Lines is a hit song! I’m sure the people in the righteous fight against Miley in all her evil sex dancing ways are listening to the song and enjoying themselves.

That is fine and all but…

The point of the song is that there are blurred lines between rape and sex. That you are a ‘good girl’ when you say no. But you DO really want it, so they are going to give it to you. THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF RAPE! This isn’t a news flash, he admitted as much when he was in an interview. Again here is the quote from GQ ” People say, “Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?” I’m like, “Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women.”

Now I’m all for a good joke, I’m even known to create a little controversy myself, of course not at that level but I do make some of my own comments on issues that are taboo. But rape isn’t funny, in fact rape is a serious issue and ‘rape culture’ as it has been put is a very real thing. It is my opinion that the death of parenting [or at least what I see as a overall lack of parenting from most parents] is allowing for television to teach children right from wrong.

So what message is your child getting now? Dancing like Miley is wrong, that is fine but it is also sending the message that rape is not an issue. That even if a woman says no, it’s okay to continue. After all, if it wasn’t wouldn’t there be an issue with the song itself? As a male I am disgusted by the idea that someone could rape another person no matter the gender of the attacker or victim.

All too often the finger is pointed at the victim and then people suggest that they should’ve done something differently to avoid being raped. You wouldn’t tell someone who just got hit by a drunk driver to not walk on a sidewalk in the evening. So why is it okay to blame a person for being raped. This is EXACTLY what is happening with this controversy, we are pointing our finger at one person while saying don’t do that. But the other is getting away talking about raping someone because as a culture we are okay with that for some reason.

But let’s blame the victim… well just until it happens to you, or someone you love.

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