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Future Whores of America?



Yesterday I saw an interview with Miley Cyrus where she spoke complete nonsense. Absolutely nothing intelligent coming out of her mouth. Recently she has taken America by storm because of her overly sexual antics. For many, it's difficult to view her this way because she grew up on American television as a child star on the Disney Channel. Now she's on stage simulating sex and releasing videos like this one for her new song "Wrecking Ball." In a week, the video has over 118,000,000 views. Of course, the whole transition from innocent girl to seductress is a brilliant marketing scheme. No matter the nation, sex sells. But then I began thinking about my young cousins who adored her as the Disney character "Hannah Montana" only a few years ago. Now they see her swinging naked on a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer!! Sexy? Perhaps this is one of the most subjective words in the English dictionary.Read more...Collapse )

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plushevii_zaits
Sep. 18th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
Let's do some recollection:) I don't tihnk videos and undergarments like that wasn't availible for you at the time you're 10 year old. So, tell me please, did it any harm to you? If did, what kind of harm it was? Could you live better life now, had it been restricted then?
peacetraveler22
Sep. 18th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
I'm old! Sexy underwear definitely wasn't marketed to young girls during my youth. The world has changed dramatically. Look at an example. In 1983 (at the time I was 10) famous American model Brooke Shields appeared in Calvin Klein ads that were considered scandalous because she was only 14 at the time, with heavy make-up and exposing her stomach.

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Now some toddlers dress like this:

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See the difference? These are extreme examples, but there's no doubt girls are sexualized at a MUCH younger age now. At least compared to my generation.
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shoh_toh
Sep. 18th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
my English is not so good... but this video is sad...
Looks like... very thin girl is crying because she was sunbathing in a bikini, and now there are traces?
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
You can always write me in Russian if you want. I understand some, and can use an online translator for the rest. :)
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anna_potapov
Sep. 19th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
As you said "No matter the nation, sex sells". We have a numerous of such "singers" here, in Russia. But, unfortunately, I have to admit that is a full reflection of interests of the modern society, i.e. that is what people want to see. Today I am going to practise one of the parts of GRE and write an essay on the topic "The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its role models". I think that would be a good point to discuss :)
As for children's underwear.....it is totaly inappropriate and disgusting, and not funny and cute at all.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
Are you taking the GRE? I didn't know this test was used in Russia also, or are you interested in graduate schools overseas? To apply for a doctorate in law, you have to take a similar test called the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Oh, it was real torture! Very difficult logic games, reading comprehension, etc.
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Alex Winter
Sep. 19th, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
а мне вот странно, что все в америке так переполошились, мало ли было всяких мадонн
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
It's only shocking because America is used to seeing her as a child, and the transition to this adult image was very sudden. But normal for an American pop star.
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new_forester
Sep. 19th, 2013 04:12 am (UTC)
I don't think just because a young girl wants to look like a grown-up, she'll end up being a whore. I also think that Miley doesn't even deserve a mention in a conversation between intelligent people.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
Of course looking like a grown-up as a child doesn't automatically equate to being a whore. "Future Whores of America?" This was just a catchy title for the post. But I still think it's dangerous for very young girls to dress like this. I'm talking about girls 10 -11 not older teenagers. I think Miley Cyrus is one of the most annoying American celebrities in recent years.

Edited at 2013-09-19 02:01 pm (UTC)
new_forester
Sep. 19th, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
http://youtu.be/pXYWDtXbBB0
This is how music should be.

Edited at 2013-09-19 04:32 am (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
Cool and classy!
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onkel_hans
Sep. 19th, 2013 04:43 am (UTC)
I perceive these as commercials and never pay any attention.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
You have decent taste in music, yet another reason to ignore her! :)
andrey_kaminsky
Sep. 19th, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
Все умные мысли уже высказаны
We want to entrust the parenting to television, and then adjust the quality of the TV? This is the hard way ... While the children trust their parents more than the TV and parents worth that trust - shit does not stick to the children.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Все умные мысли уже высказаны
Yes, I completely agree! A solid and supportive relationship with parents is the best way to breed healthy, productive adults. Although there are always exceptions where kids from loving homes turn into delinquents, but I think it's rare. Unfortunately, many parents are neglectful and selfish so their children suffer as a result. I think this is a global phenomenon.
olgor
Sep. 19th, 2013 11:54 am (UTC)
swinging naked on a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer!! Sexy?
From my subjective point of view? Not really.
From another hand she is not my type at all. :)

Edited at 2013-09-19 11:54 am (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
You prefer a more modest and wholesome woman?
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p_a_s_h_a
Sep. 19th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
So, do you think it's right that French Parliament is going to ban 'Mini miss' beauty contests?

Edited at 2013-09-19 03:13 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Sep. 19th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not fully opposed to toddler beauty contests, but the ones in America are out of control. There's a whole TV show about it called "Toddlers and Tiaras." You can look it up online and see the way the toddlers are dressed. So, if the French versions are like that, I support the ban. However, if the young girls are more natural and can showcase other talent, I think it's fine. Again, it's up to the parents to explain to girls that beauty is only one aspect of their identity, and other things should be developed and valued as well.
orion_5
Sep. 21st, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
I don't like Miley Cyrus.
Bridgit Mendler is much better.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 21st, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
I don't know her, but just looked at images online. She has a more wholesome, American look. :)
livejournal
Sep. 21st, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
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qi_tronic
Sep. 24th, 2013 12:26 pm (UTC)
A full-blown research of Disney starlets' careers. Today on lenta. ru :))

lenta. ru/articles/2013/09/24/miley/

peacetraveler22
Sep. 24th, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
Russians have a sense of humor after all! Very funny article. :)) I had no idea these pop stars are so popular globally.
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anna_sollanna
Oct. 17th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
I agree with you about legalization of prostitution, but my concerns about the rising generation are not about their early sexuality, but about their stupidity and illiteracy... There are so many people in the Internet, who write with errors, who don't know our history or basic laws of physic, for example... This might be excusable 100 or 50 years ago, but not now when getting knowledge have become so simple. I don't know the situation in the US and in European countries, but I am afraid this trend is growing all over the world...
peacetraveler22
Oct. 17th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
The Internet is a tricky matrix. While it's great because knowledge about any topic is at your fingertips, it also breeds a sense of laziness or need for "instant", and sometimes incomplete, information. The younger generation spending so much time on social media sites, posting photos of themselves or sending text messages all day. There's some value in the old way, where people were forced to pick up a book and read it from cover to cover to fully understand a topic. I'm afraid this "dumbing down" of the younger generation is a world-wide phenomenon.
nagolny
Nov. 15th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
However, I do believe there's real harm in young girls seeing people like this as role models.

Are you religious?
peacetraveler22
Nov. 15th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
No, not at all. I wrote a post about it one time - http://peacetraveler22.livejournal.com/45451.html.
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