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Open Letter to Miley Cyrus, the Femen of the Year!

Nudity has become the first weapon of women against male chauvinism

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, from her latest music video.

(PARIS) - Dear Miley, Mrs. Sinead O'Connor obviously cannot compete with you and particularly not her matronizing and moralizing open letters on her FB page that overall refer to her own disastrous experience of ill-advised star.

You did well to give up all polemic with her; she is too vulnerable.

Your marketing team is obviously far more efficient than hers at the time of her beautiful "Nothing compares to you" and the big fun you make around your own clip is amusing the whole world. I enjoyed it, thank you.

But moreover, through symbolically using a huge bell clapper for a swing game of nude going, you give a strong hand to the Femen who banged on Notre-Dame cathedral brand new bell during its consecration ceremony.

Thanks to the Femen, nudity has become the first weapon of women against male chauvinism, matriarchy-patriarchy, and their main weapon: religions. Now you too, present the world with nice lay images against the undemocratic privilege of those whose bells keep on banging our ears hour after hour as if God was a clock! The man in your song is indeed as much a chain and ball to your feet as the priests to our ears.

The lovely images you offer the world well figure side by side with those of the Femen. Your shrewd symbolism has the advantage to present the wrecking you denounce in a striking but nonviolent way. It nicely avenges for the psychological violence which the woman in the song endured, through violence against the walls, not the person.

So, dear "Smiley", your outstanding singing talent is beautifully supported by your genius as a director. Introducing nudism into the singing business is brilliant, all the more when joined with sentiment and humour. Miley, humanity will be thankful to you for joining the Femen and even going further in the fight against male chauvinism and Puritan bigotry. Your way is far more efficient (including for yourself) than Sinead's suicidal spitefulness towards the best pope of the twentieth century (any psychologist would think that she was settling an account with her father), which did wreck her own career.

There is actually a great difference between prudish Sinead's rebellion against having been pimped by religion and religious education, and yours. At variance, your kissing that chain both subtly and grossly ridicules the enslavers of women through the kind way of the loving gift of your nudity and beauty. But Sinead showed her shaved skull, which is masochistic and far from beautiful. Playing, not being, a prostitute, you subvert show business in a similar way to that of the black athletes in Mexico Olympic games, but in a far less aggressive way. Kudos! Nudity is nice, it is the weapon of babies.

At variance with you, Sinead acts under the pressure of either "phone calls from various newspapers" or her "record company" eager to make more money with her, exactly what she reproaches you! She is merely projecting her own experience upon you. Since her recollections have some common points with what's happening to Amanda Bynes, she seems to be making a mixture between you and her. Sinead must stop trying to undermine women's fight against abusive men. She needs to learn that, while drugs, notably alcohol, and prostitution belong to masculine culture, the feminine culture of nudity is a culture of nature, worthy for both sexes.

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No, prudish Sinead, deliberately chosen nudity cannot be called being a prey or whore. A prey is powerless; Miley's and the Femen's nudity if the most innocent, the most harmless form of power. But they are powerful because they are free women dressing and speaking freely, and no one can pimp them. Stupid and retrograde men will censor them, throw them out or jail them. While they are young and beautiful, which is their only capital, Miley and the Femen are absolutely right to make as much money as they can. So, hush your jealousy and moralizing morality.

Now, Miley (and Amanda Palmer), please give for the fight against sexual mutilation (you can rely on this NGO that is run by workers of the UNO: Please join her, Sinead.

Yours sincerely,

Michel Hervé Bertaux-Navoiseau

Intactivist, Psychoanalysis researcheréBertauxNavoiseau


Michel Hervé Navoiseau-Bertaux (Sigismond) is the author of "Sexual mutilation: excision, circumcision, the victims' point of view", for free at; he is an Independent psychoanalysis researcher (Chercheur indépendant en psychanalyse) based in Paris, France, who works with to help raise awareness of the massive societal problems connected to the blindly accepted, mutilating practice of circumcision. He says, "Non violence is as fundamental as violence, love and hatred, justice and injustice. But power is at the tip of the tongue and the sweet violence of speech, if one takes hold of it, can silence weapons."


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