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.
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.