Miley Cyrus is having a bit of a moment. She's newly engaged and has magically transformed into a pilate pushing, gluten free living, hot little lady in recent months. Emphasis on little. Sure, I'm not a big fan of the Hoedown Throwdown, or any of her "acting" ventures, but my God if I looked like that in hot pants I would die, in a good way. Christ, I don't even care that I can see her nipples. But does she look sexy, or just slaggy when she wears glorified underwear as outerwear? And how does the "sexy or slutty" conundrum generalize to the female population?
I argue, and feel free to disagree that, when you're Miley-slim, you can get away with wearing what a bigger girl might get called a slut for wearing. The "legs or boobs, but never both rule" just doesn't apply when your body is so tight. Every top Miley wears looks like its shrunk in the wash, or she's borrowed it from a baby, but still, I think she looks amazing. If she'd worn the same outfit this time last year, when she was much bigger, I'd be more inclined to say she looked slutty. Doesn't seem fair, does it?
I'm horribly aware of my own hypocrisy here, and can definitely see that its not a very empowering way to think about my own sex. But its my knee jerk reaction that if you're slim you can push the envelope a bit before you enter slag territory.
So what do you think? Does body size affect whether women are viewed as sexy or slutty?
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