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Miley Cyrus Moves into Adulthood Publicly: America Freaks Out

Miley Cyrus gave quite a performance at the VMAs last night. In case you’re unaware (Mom, this is for you), Miley Cyrus has a famous father who has managed her career which began sometime around age 11. She is 20 and her resume is longer than most adults in the neighborhood. Last night’s performance featured a lot of tongue, dancing that once upon a time was reserved for strip clubs and flirtation with both genders. Much like Emily Ratajkowski (age 22) Miley appeared to be next to naked. The question …

A Childhood Worth Protecting

It’s only post-Industrial Revolution that we’ve taken our children out of the workforce. Child labor laws were discussed in the early 1800’s. In 1836 Massachusetts instituted a law wherein child workers under the age of 15 had to attend school at least three months of the year. It wasn’t until 1904 that the National Child Labor Committee formed and even with that it was 1938 before laws were passed Nationally. It’s only in the last century that we’ve guarded childhood legislatively. All through the ages it’s been “women and children”, …