A wave of woman-on-woman crime has roped in Lily Allen, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, Rashida Jones, and Sinead O'Connor. And it's a great example of how women in Hollywood can close off creative opportunities and chances for real forward progress.
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With the released of 'The Electric Lady,' Janelle Monae continues to argue, just as her Swedish counterpart Robyn has, that to survive and succeed as a modern woman, you have to be an android or a fembot.
Miley Cyrus' appropriation of black tropes is part of a larger tradition of young white female artists reaching for liberation by means of shock value. The most recent previous incarnation? Suggesting you're bisexual.