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Lets REALLY be honest: Miley is a slut-GAMER

she's in the business of being slut shamed!

Miley is a very good country singer -- so why ISN'T she one? Because her record label wanted a big-bucks video pop-parazzi tart of their own, and she accepted the job. You call it artistic license? I call it slut-GAMING, as invented by Miley's grandmother Madonna thirty years ago. You dress like a clown, act like a slut, sing as an afterthought, subsist on the resulting controversy -- and if anyone dares to call you on it, you accuse them of being an anti-feminist pearl-clutching slut-shamer.

Your record label makes more money off you than their other "serious artist" acts, and the only down side is that you're forced to invest more and more in your visual style than your artistic substance. But by supporting your right to "control your sexualization," your fans and media parasites retain their right to ogle you -- until you do something so outlandish they HAVE to dump you, or they trade you in for a younger model.


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For my parents' generation, it was discipline, not abuse -- and "everybody did it"

because it was considered "normal" and "proper" child-rearing -- spare the rod and spoil the child, the Good Book says.

My parents (Mom mostly, Dad was only called in for major infractions) would qualify as abusers by today's standards, I suppose. But it's a moot issue anyway, because it didn't work on me. I came to resent not being physically punished as the only reward of "being good" -- it's sparing positive reinforcement that "spoils" a child. And since my parents' brand of discipline also proved to me that might makes right, I came to derive more pleasure in getting revenge against authority figures than trying to appease them.

I know Peterson is barely 30, and I hope I'm not being unfair, but I do think he should have known better. Reacting to all child rearing situations with anger and physical force has long since been disproven. If he'd done just a little basic research, he would have known his son is at least a year away from truly grasping the concept of taking turns, and just cutting off access to the toy would have worked better.


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