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Should six-year-olds be trying to look sexy?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Michie

    Michie Manipulation Resistance Team Supporter

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    I’m not a parent myself, so what’s going on in the lives of six-year-olds isn’t really on my radar. Maybe that’s why I was shocked at this report. I’ve also never come across this situation with my friend’s kids either. It should be noted that some of my married friends – even the women – have geek tendencies so an over-emphasis on looks isn’t really empha...

    Should six-year-olds be trying to look sexy?
     
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    Bad survey begets blogpost with alarming title in desperate hopes for clicks.

    Most young girls said, given a choice between a doll in tight clothes and a doll in loose clothes, that they prefered the one with the tight clothes. That doesn't prove that they want to be "sexy", it proves that one doll is liked better than another.
     
  3. Michie

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    I think it proves that they are imitating what they see on television & other media for the most part.
     
  4. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Ukrainian Greek CATHOLIC CF Ambassador

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    NO

    Most certainly not - but how do you stop it when matchsticks like Posh pout and pose and are made much of in the press . All these kids see are women trying to emulate the 'stars' , who have enough money to pay for botox , plastic ops etc so they don't seem to grow any older . Their clothes are so tight that their breasts [ if they have any ] can't be constrained in their clothes .
     
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    I would bet, but no proof, that young girls have always wanted tight clothes for dolls, but those dolls weren't available umpteen years ago.

    However looking at Toddlers and Tiara's is nasty nasty nasty. A pedophile's dream. I do think that our society and culture make being a young girl hard.
     
  6. Michie

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    All one has to do is look back historically on children & trends & see it is most definitely the media they see that they are imitating. Children have not always preferred tight clothes.
     
  7. Michie

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    Children wanted clothes in doll the reflected them until recently. Baby clothes, loose gowns, a dress that looked like something they already wore, etc.

    Being in the antiques & vintage business tells me this is true. It's flipped now as the media are telling the kids to reflect it. Not the other way around.

    I can't even watch that Toddlers & Tiaras shows. :sick:
     
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    The article mentioned that the girls who were sheltered from yelevision and raised in Christian homes were more likely to prefer the doll with the tight clothes though.
     
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    And were they sheltered from the papers ?
     
  10. Michie

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    No... the actual article said-
    Young girls are picking up their cues everywhere.
     
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    I will take your word for it. :) The world has changed for the worse. Frankly I feel sorry for kids now days. Both girls and boys.

    Take care Michie :wave:
     
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    People are not letting kids be kids. They do not let kids set he standards anymore. The media does because it is a bilion dollar business.

    It's slowly evolved to adults setting the standards.

    The media used to have kids think tanks where they would pinpoint a trend or a game at that moment. Take off from there. Now it is the opposite. Kids are fed what the media gives them & the poor kids go from there setting their values & aspirations from that.
     
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    Americans don't have a whole lot of smut in their papers. Entertainment news seldom makes the front page, except in tabloids (which are wholly serate from legitimate newspapers in the US) which the aforementioned type of home would not have in it anyway.
     
  15. Michie

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    Surely you jest.

    Papers have a lot of smut in the papers along with entertainment & fashion news.
     
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    When we had an agent for our daughter - age 8 - a lot of Hollyweirdo-ism is - dont discipline a child. Let the child be who they are....[and they spoil them like crazy.]
    Let them express themselves - let them run around and so forth. Now this was the general speech they gave to all the ppl who's children were chosen for an agency. [Our girl was and no there was no costs]

    Basically - the come later druggy child stars - come from the lack of adult supervision - and discipline. Being given whatever they want - because they are a 'star'.
    Being told to act sexy - in some scenes of a movie - or whatever because the audience eats it up.

    Its society - its the demands of society.

    And one time we put our girl in a pageant - at the mall. It was simple. She was waving - smiling - and acting nice. She lost however; because the other girl was sashaying and acting sexy at age - gulp - 4.
    It was gross. And i never let her do another try out. I was clueless - and toddlers and tiaras is really how it is in that world.
     
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    i think it is kind of sad. i think 6 years olds should get to enjoy typical childhood exps.
     
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