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  • Halloween's Sexual Trend

    10/26/2010 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Halloween is around the corner, so you’re expecting a steady train of ghosts, Hollywood heroes, and princesses to knock on your door. Well, brace yourself. Princesses look different these days. The pre-teen and teenage girls who show up are likely to be wearing trampy costumes that say “s-e-x,” rather than “trick or treat.” We all know that girls are being sexualized by the culture at younger and younger ages in their daily wear. But Halloween costumes have taken things to a new low, making our little girls into sex objects even midst what is supposed to be an evening of...
  • Scotland Yard chief's fury over £250,000 security bill

    03/14/2010 4:15:44 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 730+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:04 PM on 14th March 2010 | Stephen Wright
    Britain's top policeman has expressed concerns about the huge cost to the taxpayer of protecting Princess Eugenie and other 'B-list' royals. Scotland Yard chief Sir Paul Stephenson is looking at how best to use resources at his cash strapped force. One area of concern in his budget is the cost of providing armed, round-the-clock protection to guard the 19-year-old princess - a renowned party animal - during her hectic first year at Newcastle University. Insiders conservatively estimate it is £250,000 a year - including the salaries, accommodation, living and travel expenses of two full-time police bodyguards.
  • Bringing Up Princess: Turning Girls Into Narcissists

    06/13/2009 7:41:59 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 120 replies · 7,663+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2009 | Megan Basham
    The princess industry has been booming in the past few years -- not just the Disney dolls and scratchy toy-store ball gowns that are a rite of passage in most American girlhoods, but a brazen new breed of princess products that target a far wider age range and tap into less seemly attitudes. The hot-pink, leopard-print princess backpacks, T-shirts, purses and bedspreads that girls are now buying (or, rather, their parents are buying for them) have little to do with indulging sweet princess fantasies and everything to do with catering to over-indulged princess egos. [Taste] Sara Schwartz Take the popular...
  • The Princess Treatment (A Cultural Contribution of the Liesure Class)

    09/13/2006 5:49:08 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 886+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8 September 2006 | PIA CATTON
    "...Sweet Sixteen events have exploded in size and popularity at the same time that the Hispanic tradition of the Quinceañera, a party thrown for a girl of 15 to mark her transition into womanhood, is receiving more attention. Though both events are more secular than Bat Mitzvahs, they bear a similar social function to the Jewish tradition. The host and her family -- rather than a committee of ladies-who-lunch -- make the decisions about attendees, decor and entertainment. As a result, the party may be an expression the family's status and wealth -- rather than a rite of passage for...