I have yet to see a six year old at the water park with mascara, lipstick, eyeshadow and heels on, is that something you see often.
Do you believe those are the only things "perverts" would be attracted to? Do grown women not wear one piece swimsuits with the intent to be
attractive and alluring sometimes? Is "street walker" the only level of dress and mannerisms that concern you?
What I do see though are children, and especially (pre)teens, wearing bathing suits that would have been considered too risque for "grown" women not
too long ago.
Is it that we were all too prudish back then, or is it that people in the future will think we are prudish for getting upset that a 6 year old dressed
like the main character from Pretty Woman?
Am I mistaken that you think that the promoted over sexualtion of children just so their mothers can live vicariously through them again is
I don't think the non-voluntary sexualization of anyone so others can live vicariously through them is ok.
I don't support or encourage these pageants... but I'm not going to look at them and pretend like they are some exception to the rule rather than a
concentrated reflection of the culture at large. Just most people have learned to ignore it... or take it for "normal".
I also don't support Football because it promotes the over-competition and long term physical damage just so their parents can live vicariously
these are freaking young children. Bathing suits at the beach fine. Mini skirt, heels, bra top strutting their stuff at age eight sure as hell is not
To you they are fine. To me much of what girls are wearing at the beach is not fine. Which of us should set the standard?
Get your freaking priorities straight. Let them be kids, they will grow up soon enough.
As a recipient in childhood of unasked/not-understood sexual advances and attention... from girls, boys, women, and men... I assure you I have my
I'm telling you flat out. The mindset of "there outta be a law!" is part of what is helping leave children to only have other children just as
ignorant as them... and predators or exploiters... as the primary first contact on this aspect of life (and for some, their only contacts once they've
opened that door).
I'm not trying to encourage child sexual beauty pageants. I'm trying to get you to look further and see what's REALLY going on around you. These
pageants are just easy targets... but the real cultural attitude and perspective is far more pervasive and taken for granted as "normal".
In a way I'm saying you aren't harsh enough... but on the other I'm trying to emphasize that when it comes to ALL of our safety ALL of our rights ALL
of our well being... jumping on the BAN train and pitchfork train will make it worse for everyone and NOT solve the thing you are worried about.
It will simply hide it away from view and make it so it "feels" like it's fixed so everyone can feel better about themselves while it continues in
some other form.
edit on 20-9-2013 by BardingTheBard because: (no reason given)