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- March 19, 2006 at 12:00 am #9346
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User Detail :Name : Clare, Gender : F, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 27, City : Jacksonville, State : FL Country : United States, Occupation : writer/editor, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, April 2, 2006 at 12:00 am #29078
Ann L. LowensteinParticipantYou're looking at a couple different pathways with the same end-result: Six-year-olds dressed like co-eds from a 'girls gone wild' video. The first is the one you observed - the sexualization of small children by a subculture that values women solely for their ability to reproduce. Among trailer-garbage, a woman's (meaning 'any female old enough to menstruate') sole source of self-esteem is supposed to be her ability to get pregnant and spew male children. So the earlier she starts advertising her availability, the sooner she's likely to start birthin' them thar sons, and 'prove her worth' as a human being. The second is the inability of Yuppie breeders (calling them 'parents' is a misnomer) to say the evil 'N' word to little girls raised by the television who want to dress just like the 'Bratz' dolls and the whorish pop singers they idolize. This gets back to the sexualization of little girls, but in this case it's by the media, with passive collusion from the 'parents' instead of active participation. The third vector is by people trying to relive their own glory days through their children, and/or see nothing wrong with sexualizing pre-schoolers (See: Jon-Benet Ramsey). This is the kiddie pageant vector, and it's probably the most sickening of the three, because it's usually forced down the kids' throats by show-biz Mommies who went through the same hell when they were children and should know better. The best part about all of this? These are the same people who scream and wail and beat their collective breasts about how the forces of law and order aren't doing enough to protect their precious babies from pedophiles. I think some biblical fella or another had the right take on this: 'Look first to your own house' or words to that effect...
User Detail :Name : Ann L. Lowenstein, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Animist, Age : 37, City : K.C., State : MO Country : United States, Occupation : Administrative Assistant, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, May 7, 2006 at 12:00 am #32041
BradParticipantI hate it , too. What ticks me off is barely teens, or 'tweens' wearing the tiny shorts with the writing on the seat. Or worse. with the writing at chest level. This is the LAST place a 12 year-old should be drawing attention to! Parents, do your kid a favor. Warn them about the potential pedophile factor that clothing like this brings out. Yeah they'll probably say 'but mommy/daddy, this is the style!' or some crap like that. Then you should pull out YOUR yearbook pictures of you in your crappy 'fashion statements' (someday my kids are going to hold me accountable for that God-awful Hightop Fade! But that's another story). Then, after they finish laughing their butts off, remind them that 25-30 years from now, their kids will look at the crap THEY wore way back in 2006 and have the same reaction.
User Detail :Name : Brad, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Black/African American, Religion : Christian, Age : 32, City : Winchester, State : VA Country : United States, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Lower class, May 7, 2006 at 12:00 am #17874
BethParticipantWhy do you think sandals are sexy? Sandals are cool and platforms are very comfortable. We're not talking 4-inch heels here. How can you be a kid in platform clogs or sandals? Very easily. Being a kid is not necessarily running around, especially in public.
User Detail :Name : Beth, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Bisexual, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Agnostic, Age : 21, City : Johnson city, State : TN Country : United States, Occupation : student, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, June 25, 2006 at 12:00 am #24388
KellyParticipanti'm more concerned about the little boys harrassing them than pedophiles, because pedophiles will do their thing regardless of how the child is dressed. As a middle school teacher, I see this exact thing. The girls want to be cool, want to imitate what they see in the media, and often their mothers are trying just as hard to be cool so of course they'll buy their little angels whatever they want. After a sixth-grade award ceremony in which some of the girls looked like they were either dressed for the club or for prom, some of us teachers were chatting after school like: 'where the hell did she think she was GOING?'
User Detail :Name : Kelly, Gender : F, Age : 28, City : Houston, State : TX Country : United States, Occupation : teacher, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, December 26, 2006 at 12:00 am #45429
Dina M.ParticipantI don't think it's right when kids wear clothes that may have sexual messages. Then again if we lived in a better society kids could wear whatever they wanted and not be sexualized by people. But as far as the shoes are concerned there's nothing wrong with it. I've always worn heels and clogs - sometimes because of the fashion and other times because I'm on the short side and always have been.
User Detail :Name : Dina M., Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Bisexual, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : unsure, City : Chicago, State : IL Country : United States, Occupation : Poet, Education level : Less than High School Diploma, Social class : Middle class, December 26, 2006 at 12:00 am #34506
Rainn BryantMemberI have no idea why parents let their kids go out in public looking like porn stars. I have 3 kids - 2 of them are girls 4 and 6 months. and I would beat that ass if they ever walked out of my house like that.
User Detail :Name : Rainn Bryant, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Bisexual, Race : Black/Puerto Rican, Religion : Wiccan, Age : 23, City : Waynesboro, State : VA Country : United States, Occupation : Artist, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, February 21, 2007 at 12:00 am #14910
Emily28770ParticipantMany parents have let it go because all the girls are wearing these kinds of clothes. Maufacturers are making and selling these sexy clothes because they know the little girls want them. All little girls want to do is be like the older girls or their moms. I don't agree with it, either. It does make them look cheap. I don't have a little girl, but if i did, I would have a battle on my hands.
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