Miley Cyrus: “I’m One of the Biggest Feminists in the World”

Gabrielle Chung / November 14, 2013

Forget Mary WollstonecraftElizabeth Cady StantonAudre Lorde and Virginia Woolf, Miley Cyrus says her name belongs with the great feminist thinkers of all time.

The tongue-wagging, twek-happy songstress tells BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat that her raunchy persona and often NSFW music videos actually help women instead of, you know, setting girls back a few years by objectifying the female body.

I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything,” Cyrus says. “For me, it’s not even that I’m a feminist. I’m for anybody. I’m for everybody, for everything. I don’t care what you wanna do in your life, or who you wanna be with, who you wanna love, who you wanna look like.”

In fact, Cyrus says she’s never scared of doing anything on stage because she knows she’s a “good person.”

She explains, “I’m definitely crazy but I’m normal. I feel like [I am] socially probably more acceptable than a lot of people in this industry because I’ve just always grown up around this and so I never have any kind of attitude.”

“You’ve got about 90 years — hopefully we all live to be 105 — you’ve got about 105 years on this earth and, like, you should be happy every single one of those [years],” she continues. “There’s no reason to not be. It’s like, as long as you’re breathing, you should just find the best in everything.” 

Well, at least she’s got Gloria Steinem’s seal of approval already.

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