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Friday, August 19, 2011

Questions and more questions

I saw on the internet that push up bras like this one are being marketed to young teens. Why?

I saw on the internet that a 10 year old girl is in French Vogue in provocative  poses. Why?

I saw on the internet that a 6 year old girl from Toddlers and Tiaras routinely does dances that simulate the sex act. Why?

I don't consider myself a prude. I don't consider myself to be closed minded. But these questions are just the beginning of some things I have no understanding of. For instance, in a movie named "Pretty Woman" a few years ago, Julia Roberts was outfitted with over the knee boots and mini skirts to play a street walker. Now the designers show these things regularly and so called "Stars", especially the reality show ones wear them. They are obviously trying to get people (or more to the point, men) to look at them and think they are "Hot". Now the rag mags regularly show celebs in various states of undress. And the celebs are going out that way. Hair extensions, boob jobs, liposuction, and other forms of plastic surgery have made it possible to look just about any way to get someone to ogle. It has become the method of choice for a lot of no talent folks to get their 15 to 30 minutes. But children. Children. The little girl wants to do that her mom says. I'll bet that when she was a baby she didn't say, "Mom, I want to dress in lewd clothes and shake my groove thang." Children are being offered such folks as Britney, a Kardashian, Miley, etc. in totally skimpy things and are led to believe that this is the way for a teen to dress to be noticed. It worries me.


Amber Blue Bird said...

I saw an article about this so called "lounge wear" for young girls thats basically lingerie...its disgusting. I wish I could put all the blame on the "designers" of these products but the blame has to be placed on the parents who would actually buy that crap for their kids. Its really sad.

Ofelia said...

Amber its so right as a parent the shame would be on me if I was to allowed my girls to dress this way when they were little. Even now that they are 19 and 16; I'm still be careful about the way the project themselves through their dressing.

Jen said...

I was just going to say what Amber said! I was watching the news yesterday and there is this French company that is making "loungerie" for kids as young as 4! It's too bad that companies are even getting publicity for this kind of product! Because you know, good or bad, publicity is publicity!

Lorena said...

Can do nothing more that AGREE with you.
That little girl from Vogue, that was scary.
The magazine and the parents totally forgot that she is a pretty little girl. Ok, a model, but a pretty little girl.
They should dress her, style her and have her pose as what she is: a pretty little girl.
There is a time for everything.

dressingup-everyday said...

All this just repugnant to me. I don't understand why it doesn't require parental responsabilities.

Jen said...

Thank you for your kind words on Bits of Truth just moments ago... you truly are one of my favorite bloggers!! I look forward to your comments each day. You offer pieces of advice and wisdom that I cherish! Thank you sweetie!



paula devi said...

sick, sick, sick and disgusting.
what are these mothers thinking exploiting their little baby girl like that.
the mothers are sick and disgusting. Don't even ask me what I think about the fathers.

paula devi said...

sorry for the rant!