Gloria Steinem Responds to Mileygate
Feminist icon and activist Gloria Steinem has something to say about Miley Cyrus. But it isn't what you might expect!
The 79-year-old journalist weighed in on the Miley issue while speaking to "omg! Insider" at the 2013 Women's Media Awards. She co-founded the Women's Media Center, along with Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan.
When asked if she believes the controversy surrounding Cyrus, 20, has been a setback to females, Steinem didn't blame the starlet at all.
"You know, I don't think so. I wish we didn't have to be nude to be noticed," Steinem said. "But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is in all of its states, forms … the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the United States. If a contest based only on appearance was the single greatest source of scholarship money for men, we would be saying, 'This is why China wins.' You know? It's ridiculous. But that's the way the culture is. I think that we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists."
Now that Steinem has spoken, perhaps we can officially move on.