HICKS: Miley Cyrus’ exploitation doesn’t surprise

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The study goes on to reveal: “The likelihood that sexual exploitation would be considered humorous increased to 43% when the sexual exploitation involved underage female characters. Topics that targeted underage girls and were presented as humorous included sexual violence, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, pornography, and stripping.”

This is how far we’ve sunk: A former child star rides naked on a wrecking ball, while underage girls are the targets of sexual exploitation on TV.

It so surreal it almost sounds funny, until you realize that by manipulating young women and the culture they influence, people like Terry Richardson are laughing all the way to the bank.

Exploiting women and girls is big business, don’t you know?

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