I wanted to post parts of Sinead O’Connor’s open letter to Miley Cyrus. Sinead’s words struck me and I wanted to share them with you. There are VERY FEW women out there in the music world who have the courage to speak up about these issues. So THANK YOU Sinead “nothing compares to you” for speaking your truth, even if it seems that you always have to pay a high price for it… I know a lot about it, because even if not publicly I have experienced this every day of my teenage and adult life as a woman and as an artist.
OPEN LETTER FROM SINEAD :
“You ought to apologise for joining those who mock and humiliate women who have been too nice frankly, to manage the music business without sensibly losing their minds.”
“It is most unbecoming of you to respond in such a fashion to someone who expressed care for you. And worse that you are such an anti-female tool of the anti-female music industry. I hope that you will apologise to Amanda Bynes and to any person who has been wounded by your mockery of those who have suffered. And I hope that you will wake up and understand that you in fact are a danger to women.”
“I am staggered that any 20 yr old woman of the 21st century could behave in such a dangerous and irresponsible manner as to not only send the signal to young women that its ok to act like prostitutes but also to the signal that those who have suffered or do suffer mental health problems are to be mocked and have their opinions invalidated”
“Furthermore you posted a photo of me tearing the pope’s photo .. as if to imply insanity.. by doing so all you have achieved is to expose your staggering ignorance. I suggest you read The Philadelphia Report, The Boston Report, all the reports which will illuminate for you why that action of mine remains sane and valid. By mocking it you mock every child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of priests and had it covered by the Vatican. You could really do with educating yourself, that is if you’re not too busy getting your tits out to read.”