Rape Culture Isn’t a Macy’s Parade Balloon

“What I was struck by was how something so seemingly inane — Miley Cyrus performing at the VMAs — can be such a powerful moment for having big conversations about big Ideas. Conversations that, honestly, we often try to avoid. Conversations about what it means to slut-shame. Conversations about male privilege. Conversations about white privilege. Conversations about consent and rape culture and respecting other people’s bodies. Even conversations about how Cyrus’ performance can be a teaching tool for parents to educate their children about these things, too. We need to have these conversations.”