Skip to comments.Dressing Like Little Hookers
Posted on 03/25/2011 7:33:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
Many Americans were disappointed when President Obama devoted a Saturday radio address to a celebration of the progress of women in society. Most of us were more interested to hear about the progress (or lack of it) in dealing with the crisis that threatens to become a new war in Libya.
The president was excited about a new White House report on the status of women, the first such report in 48 years. John F. Kennedy assigned Eleanor Roosevelt to explore the subject on that occasion.
Obama told us that women earn more high school diplomas and college degrees than men, and the number of women in the workforce almost equals the number of men. But they still don't hold as many power positions.
You might not have noticed this report's significance, however, since it was issued just before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, the U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Samantha Power, a senior director of the National Security Council -- three of the most powerful women in the Obama administration -- effectively persuaded the president to put America into the coalition against Moammar Gadhaffi.
It was a throwaway speech but dear to the president's heart. He wants to see his two daughters grow up in a world "where there are no limits to what they can accomplish." Fair enough -- but the growing problem for the female sex in this country is less political than cultural, and it starts in the home, not the White House. We're talking image rather than achievement.
The problem that needs our undivided attention could have fit under a chapter head in Betty Friedan's celebrated '60s best-seller, "The Feminine Mystique." You could call it the "The Sexual Sell." The sexual sell is seen first in little girls who graduate overnight from demure princess dresses to party dresses with what they imagine is cleavage, from playing dress-up in mom's shoes to wearing their own spike heels.
Superficial sophistication is no longer a way for a child to try on different adult styles for size, but rushes young women into a false feeling of safety that is sexually enticing, disarmingly seductive and potentially explosive.
The slinky dress on the preteen may be "cute" when she's hanging out with her girlfriends, but it quickly becomes "hot' on a teenager hanging out with boys, blurring the boundaries between innocence and sexuality.
"Why," asks Jennifer Moses in The Wall Street Journal, "do so many of us not only permit our teenage daughters to dress like this -- like prostitutes, if we're being honest with ourselves -- but pay for them to do it with our AmEx cards?" The answer indicts a generation of mothers who grew up as the most liberated generation in history, and who are only now having second thoughts over what they want for their daughters.
"We were the first moms in history to have grown up with widely available birth control, the first who didn't have to worry about getting knocked up," she says. "We were the first not only to be free of old-fashioned fears about our reputation but actually pressured by our peers and the wider culture to find our true womanhood in the bedroom." And now thousands of moms don't have a clue about teaching their daughters the perils and foolishness of giving away their bodies so readily.
There are lots of reasons for the current excesses of little girls whose sexy style goes way beyond their psychological ages. We could round up the usual suspects in media and advertising, with focus groups and consultants, but common sense is all anyone needs to see what happened. It's one of those pesky unintended consequences of the sexual revolution.
Post-Pill mothers worry more about appearing like hypocrites with their daughters than assuming parental authority, setting thoughtful moral guidelines. They can expect to hear the same excuses from their daughters that daughters have made since the first cave girl donned a well-off-the-shoulder leopard skin.
High-tech complicates matters. Coinciding with a mother's ambiguous messages are the peer messages bombarding the adolescent's cell-phone network, merging texting with "sexting." When these young women get to college, parents can expect no surrogate gatekeepers to help them resist the increasing pressure for "hooking up."
This mother's plaint about young girls in "plunging necklines, built-in-push-bras, spangles, feathers, slits and peek-a-boos" is getting none of the buzz of a similar plaint of the famous Tiger Mom about permissiveness in educational discipline. Modern moms seem to be more animated over how their children study for the SATs than how they deal with their beckoning sexual lives.
They should reprise the cliche nearly every mother once asked her daughter on her way out of the house dressed like a hooker: "You're not wearing that?"
My mom would never have bought me that.
Reminds me of the other commercial with Yaya who thinks the woman dresses like a prostitute. Hahahaa.
Here in L.A. you can play the guessing game “High School girl or Hooker?”.
I realize there may indeed be some overlap, but the game is to determine if they are on their way to or from school or not.
Does any radio station actaully broadcast any president’s “radio address”? I can’t say I’ve heard one.
Ironically, girls who are close to their fathers are much less likely to behave this way. The involvement of fathers in their children's lives is essential. Mothers are not enough.
They did in the past.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
Movin' right along they are. Sound the alarm daily!
I for one have a 23 yr old daughter, I raised her by myself from the age 0f 5, TELEVISION was not allowed in our home, No Internet, When questioned by her teachers about her behavior or should I say the Lack of her wanting to emulate Harlets on TV, i Explained to them That Television was not an Option in our Home and she would never see it til she was on her own. No Bull SH**, She wore modest clothing and today she still does. I saw Lots of little Harlets in her schools everyday. Absolutely Disgusting, and My daughter agrees now. And by the way has turned out pretty good, two jobs and school full time, NO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE OR PUBLIC AID OF ANY KIND. Including NO STUDENT LOANS. She is 23 now.
This is a lie. It is every woma's fantasy to have three men at the same time - One cooking dinner, one washing the bathroom, and one mowing the lawn.
Have you seen Agenda yet?
Actually, I loved the movie Grease. I loved the music and was a big fan of Olivia Newton John.
As an adult, I realized, I could not let my kids watch it because of how inappropriate it is/was. I liked High School Musical movies and found it to be more appropriate than Grease for my kids.
We don't have any talk radio around here on weekends, so come 6PM on Friday the other radio with the local country station programmed on gets turned on and stays until Monday morning when we switch back to the other radio with the talk station.
Who cares what Obama says about anything?
If someone is running a clip of him talking, either on the radio or TV news, Jax always wants to know if she can change it --- she can't take his voice, let alone what he has to say.
I was in high school in the mid 80’s, and we had plenty of girls dressing like sluts. I loved it. I’m not condoning it now, of course, but I think it’s a little dishonest to think the issue hasn’t been around for a while. I mean, it didn’t get much more slutty than leather mini skirts with baby doll socks and pumps.
I noticed that too and therein lies the problem. With a strong, involved, loving Dad at home many times the girls do not have to dress or act like hookers to get a boys attention... they have it at home with their Dad's.
You young Dad's out there, spend the same time with your daughters as you would with your sons. Teach them how to mow the lawn, change the oil in the cars, go to ball games with them and teach them how to hunt. If you pay the same attention to your daughter's as your sons you may avoid many of the troubles young girls have with the opposite sex looking for a Fathers love.
I totally agree. I aim to follow the example of my wife’s aunt and uncle. They have three kids, 2 girls and a boy, who are probably 3 of the most stunningly beautiful people ever. All were atheltes and hunted.
The best rule: If you want to go out on Saturday, your date comes over Friday for dinner with the family. That automatically rules out most of the scumbags and bagettes who would never show up. Plus, it gives mom and dad a chance to size up the date face to face.
Honestly, all these men in their conservative business attire and then the babe with the skin-tight mini skirt with no sleeves and boobs hanging out.
Does Fox make them dress like this?
Harris whats-her-name on Fox goes for the cleavage 95 percent of the time...
If birth control really meant that girls didn’t have to worry about getting knocked up, this wouldn’t be the huge problem that it is. It’s another Big Lie. BC only works a certain percentage of the time, with a small but significant failure rate. And they have to use it in the first place if they want it to work. Unfortunately too many girls seem to regard getting pregnant as a way to say FU to their parents.
My kids are screwed.
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I noticed that too.....she seems so nice but I think someone is making her expose her breasts, anyway I just turn her off now.