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Miley Cyrus & Sinead O’Connor – Sexism in the Music Industry in the Spotlight

The question of the objectification of women and the profiteering from their sexuality by the media and entertainment industry has garnered quite a lot of attention in response to the publishing of an open letter from Sinead O’Connor to the young American singer Miley Cyrus. In the letter she expresses her concern at the exploitation and the manipulation of Miley by the puppeteers pulling the strings behind the scenes, and the negative effect that it will have on her as well as on young women in general. Correctly O’Connor points out the ruthlessness of the …

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No more “slut-shaming” & sexism

The only way the horrific so-called “slut-shaming” that the young woman at the centre of the #Slanegirl incident can be understood, is as a product of the proliferation of sexist objectification of women and the commodification of women’s bodies pushed by corporations and the mass media in the recent period. In the light of the warped and sometimes hateful portrayal of women and women’s sexuality that capitalism has promoted in various guises throughout its history. This young person was the victim of nothing less than vile sexist abuse and bullying on social media sites, and …

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