Miley Cyrus said that she is one of the biggest feminists in the world in an interview. She also discussed her role and image in modern feminism as her shocking stage persona and music videos come off as raunchy and hypersexed to the general public.
She said that she feels like she’s one of the biggest feminists in the world because her image and videos tell the women in the world they do not need to fear scrutiny and be proud of one’s self. She said that she’s not doing it because she’s a feminist, but she wants people to not care about what other people think about what they do with their lives or what they want to look like.
Miley said that she’s a feminist in a way that she empowers women. However, not everyone agrees. According to Sociologist Catherine Hakim, there’s no contradiction about being a feminist and being comfortable in showing one’s feminism. She said Miley uses the raunchy style to please new fans and increase her fan base. She is indeed doing what she wants to do, but she is never the image of a feminist.
It is never new news that women in media will use the word feminism in accordance to hypersexuality in media, which contributes to the negative value associated with the term in many cultures.