EddCast 4: The Feminist Hour on Miley Cyrus, Part 2

Elizabeth Padilla (@Lizzylandia)—a transnational feminist, woman of color, and asker of questions—joins me in the second installment of the ongoing EddCast series: The Feminist Hour.

This episode is Part 2 of our study of Miley Cyrus. In this episode we shifted from discussing her achievements in empowerment to address some of her problems and failures. We discussed issues of race, class, and appropriation that have been widely talked about already, particularly by women of color.

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Sources

Transnational Feminism, via Wikipedia

The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, Audre Lorde

Talking Back, bell hooks

Can the Subaltern Speak? Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Saartjie Baartman “Black Venus,” via Wikipedia

Nicki Minaj calls out the VMAs for racism, Taylor Swift makes it all about her— via hitflix

Miley Cyrus on Nicki Minaj and Hosting a “Raw” MTV Video Music Awards, via The New York Times

Miley Cyrus’s VMA Hair — Host Rocks Amazing Blonde Dreadlocks on Red Carpet, via hollywoodlife.com

Guiliana Rancic Makes Racist Remark About Zendaya, via National Suntimes

A Complete History of Twerking (1993-2013) [I mistakenly said it had “been around for 30 years.” While Twerking has African Origins, it wasn’t adopted/named until the 1990s.), via VH1

Exclusive! “I taught Miley How to Twerk,” says Amazon Ashley, via Intouch Weekly

Miley Twerk Team [LA Bakers] Addresses Haters, via LA Weekly

Follow the LA Bakers on instagram or twitter @LA Bakers

Miley Cyrus Enlists Ru Paul’s Drag Queens and Crotch Cannons to Drop New (free!) Album, via Vox

 

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