The once emerging country singer was an underdog in a genre that was male-dominated. Her sound and songs were unconventional. Her look pushed back against the big hair and heavy make-up of the musical Dixie queens before her. She was a girl with a guitar and big heart.
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.
Ms. Cyrus' latest "strike" is not so much her doing, as the consequence of her fans' intrepid enthusiasm. Only this time, the perceived offense is not against some nebulously-defined conservative sentiment, but an actual public artwork, the 1973 "Untitled" sculpture by the late Dale Eldred.
In some parts of the Middle East -- yes, that place where Billy Ray Cyrus would have us look to get guidance on how not to notice his daughter's "rousing" performance -- women are fighting for the same rights that we in the West have begun to take sloppily for granted.