My best friend Leslie says, "Oh, she's just bein' Miley."



So, I'm not usually one to jump on celeb bandwagons and I'm most certainly over the amount of lip service a certain young lady is receiving for her [totally expected, let's be real] VMA performance. Whether you love her or hate her, it is what it is. 

What I am loving, though, is this outpouring of mentors, moms, and role models that are expressing how incredibly incredible sexuality is. Like, we only get one body and one heart and how we use what we've got is important. 

I'm not here to say what a person should or shouldn't do with her body, but I am so warmed by these statements that encourage young girls to respect their bodies and do what is good for them. "Good" can mean lots of things, [I mean, technically strippers are doing their bodies "good" because I've heard pole dancing is a heckuva workout, but I digress....] and I don't think there's a set of specific directions for how sexuality is "supposed to go," but I'm glad we're at least thinking about where we draw lines and how our actions affect us. We're engaging in a long overdue public dialogue.

As a young (ish?) woman still figuring out how my body and heart and mind and beliefs all fit together, I'm just encouraged, I guess. Sad for a generation of people who have so much access to so much stuff that they simply can't process with their underdeveloped neurons and raging hormones. But encouraged that there is a whole slew of women who have worked hard to earn respect and own their sexuality and build up women to love and respect themselves, and they're speaking out. 

I dig it.

xo
Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon


Disclaimer: This is America. Until you infringe upon someone else's rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, you are completely entitled to do your own thing [regardless of others' opinions and beliefs]. So if individuals make choices about their lifestyles, they are as entitled to those choices as I am to my choices. This is not a judgment zone.

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

11 comments:

  1. I agree - this whole incident is definitely opening up a conversation that needs to be had! Great post :)

    <3, Charlotte

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    1. Thanks! It's been a bit annoying to see it popping up in newsfeeds every two seconds, but not so bad when considering it from this angle!

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  2. i agree! and i also agree that strippers have to be in really good shape, so it can be considered good for them too!

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    1. I mean, strippers are usually in really, really, r.e.a.l.l.y. good shape. #jealous ;)

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  3. Well said, my friend. I completely agree,

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  4. Well said, my friend. I completely agree,

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  5. love it. you're awesome. :) -Alexandra www.simplyalexandramyfavoritethings.blogspot.com

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  6. This is one post that I have to (in part) disagree with, my dear. To have the conversations about our bodies is good. More of this kind of conversation should happen! But I believe that there is a "right" and there is a "wrong." Like going to Qdoba five times a week is probably not the best thing for my body. :) And while strippers are probably in good shape, they probably also have some repercussions mentally and emotionally.

    I like these posts that make me think!

    <3 you!

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    1. Good points, friend. I definitely have some understandings of right and wrong as well, I was just hesitant to claim any universal "rights" and "wrongs," you know? I really appreciate your weighing in!
      xo

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