Sinead O'Connor is worried about Miley. So is Elton John. So are the bearded guys of Duck Dynasty. But I'm not. Because I know that Miley is a strategic genius and that brands actually have quite a bit to learn from her.
Sexual wellness is not defined by how few wrinkles you have or how good you look in lingerie. A healthy sex life is characterized by confidence, security, emotional stability, the dynamics of a relationship and each individual's level of self-discovery.
So what does she do? She wears less clothing; she sings more provocative songs, takes on more sexy acting roles. Honestly, there isn't anything wrong with wanting to mature in your career -- that's natural. Where Miley went wrong, is that she went from one extreme to another.
If a 20-year old man had performed the exact same dance moves up there would he be called out of control? Yes, she went a little overboard with her sexuality, but it shouldn't come as a surprise that most girls do around that age.
If you don't pick your battles with as much care as you would cut a wire on a bomb, you become the uncool parent who doesn't get to know what's really going on. The one in the dark. The one who doesn't get to (unbeknownst to your children) call school to discuss issues you're privy to.
Is Miley America's young, waiting to be devoured? Is she our new Princess of Pop, or is she a princess waiting to be popped? Or is Miley all of us, all of us in our toiling, immature machinations of narcissism?