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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Young Girls and the Dangers of the ‘Booty Pose’

Over the last 10 years, music from the radio streaming through the loudspeakers in our cars have become more vulgar and explicit. Most recently hitting the top of the charts is Chris Brown’s song, “Wet The Bed.” We’ve come a long way from New Edition’s song, “Can You Stand the Rain.”

Clearly, these two songs are talking about two different things. Women as sex objects in television and print advertising has become more the norm, and many young girls are emulating what they see on television and following these trends in their daily lives. Advertising and media images that encourage girls to focus on looks and sexuality are harmful to their emotional and physical health, a recent report by the American Psychological Association says.

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  1. Hanna - dot3tie@hotmail.comOctober 24, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    This is sooooo true. We have 8 kids; 3 girls. Their mother (I'm their "stepmom") is training them through her actions, what she's allowing them to watch, & even her comments about "dressing like all the other girls". They are only 11, 8, & 4 and already they are all doing the poses...the 2nd has talked about how my oldest son thinks her body is hotter than her older sister (which he doesn't by the way) & the oldest is already dressing skimpy when boys are around (not to mention sexual talk & advances we've caught her in). It's amazing to watch their behavior vs that of my kids...I've watched what they've been exposed to, (though I know I can't block it all). When jeans actually fit, they are to baggy since the aren't skin tight...shirts "need to be" tight & short.
    What happened to kids JUST being kids?! Our girls should be running around playing, doing good in school...loving who they are inside & out...learning how to be respected & cherished by people/males. Not about sex & how atractive/sexy they are.

  2. Hanna - I would continue to be a positive role model for the girls. Thank you for commenting on my post.