Miley Cyrus Will Not Only Wear Leather, She Will Empower Your Femaleness

It’s an exciting time for young Miley Cyrus, that time in a young, overexposed, overly-packaged pop songstress’s life when her work gets serious and becomes about something bigger than herself: female empowerment. According to MTV News and Cyrus herself, it’s exactly that (and not an awkward attempt to rapidly morph from wholesome child-star-next-door to sex kitten) that’s the focus of her new album, Can’t Be Tamed, which dropped earlier this week, and which we’d planned to spare ourselves from until this exciting news cropped up.

“It’s just about freeing yourself from anything you think is holding you back,” she tells MTV News. “And I think that’s really important, especially for girls, because so many people are told, ‘No, you can’t do something,’ or, ‘You need to be this because Mom and Dad say that, teachers say this.'” Oh MIley, is this song really a window into your soul and the way your dad’s ponytail flutters around it?

On the album opener, “Liberty Walk,” Cyrus sings (actually it’s more of a rap moment), “is someone trying to hold you back/trying to make you feel like you’re less than that.” What’s that about? “I wrote it for women that feel like they’re stuck in abusive relationships, but it’s a dance song,” young Cyrus says. “So you think that must be kind of a sad ballad, but it’s a party song…it’s about breaking free.” Abusive relationship? Party on girls!

Later in the album, on the title track, which Cyrus says represents female empowerment best, she sings “they try to change me but they realize they can’t…I can’t be tamed/I can’t be changed.” We get it Miley, you’re a big girl now. You’re even wearing leather and baring your midriff on the album cover, which everyone knows is the epitome of female empowerment. But, give yourself a few more years in the entertainment industry, give yourself some time to develop a coke addiction/eating disorder/massively damaged psyche. Then, let’s really talk female empowerment…

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