By Kwin Paul
It’s no secret that Miley Cyrus does not ascribe to many of society’s norms and expectations especially as they pertain to women’s rights. The 26 year old also apparently doesn’t ascribe to conventional marriages as she describes what her relationship with husband Liam Hemsworth is like.
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Miley will cover Elle’s magazine August issue and in her interview, she opened up about marriage, child bearing and life in general. Miley admits that people may be confused as to why she is married and has accepted heteronormative standards while identifying as feminist, but according to the star, her marriage is far from the norm.
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“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married,” Cyrus says. “But my relationship is unique. And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it.”
The star has previously described herself as a queer person in a heterosexual relationship as she explains that her decision to marry Liam was a partner decision.
“I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word,” she said.
“I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f**king apron cooking dinner?” Cyrus asked rhetorically. “I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f**king good, and I know that.”
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Further on in the interview, Cyrus draws an interesting comparison between women and the earth as she discussed the possibility of her having children.
“We’ve been doing the same thing to the earth that we do to women. We just take and take and expect it to keep producing,” she says. “And it’s exhausted. It can’t produce. We’re getting handed a piece-of-sh** planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that.”
“We’re expected to keep the planet populated,” she says about society’s expectations of women. “And when that isn’t a part of our plan or our purpose, there is so much judgment and anger that they try to make and change laws to force it upon you — even if you become pregnant in a violent situation. If you don’t want children, people feel sorry for you, like you’re a cold, heartless b**ch who’s not capable of love. Why are we trained that love means putting yourself second and those you love first? If you love yourself, then what? You come first.”
Ok Miley, do whatever suits you.