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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.

The only pop star during my generation who pushed such boundaries was Madonna, but I don't believe her actions rose to this extreme scale. Personally, I don't care if adult female singers or actresses portray themselves in a sexual manner. What a woman does with her body is her choice. If she wants to sell it through prostitution or sexually suggestive marketing strategies more power to her. For instance, I fully support legalization of prostitution in all States. It should be regulated and taxed, etc.

However, I do believe there's real harm in young girls seeing people like this as role models. Parents can try to shield children from such scenes to a certain extent, but in the multi-media world in which we live kids will still be exposed to it at school, on the Internet, etc. What about famous Russian pop stars? I don't know any, but do the young singers behave in a similar fashion? And for those of you who have young daughters, do you worry about them being sexualized at a young age? In America, it's becoming a real sickness. Even clothing for very young girls is becoming more risque. Last year, mega retailer Abercrombie & Fitch released thongs in very small sizes. The average age of the target consumer was said to be 10 -11 years old. "Wink wink", "candy", etc. Is it okay for these sayings to be associated with a ten year old crotch?
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All women should embrace their sexuality, but when girls as young as ten or eleven are doing it it causes me great concern. Further, all young girls should be taught self-esteem and worth at a young age, but such inherent feelings should not be solely tied to beauty and sexuality. Sex, being provocative, running around half naked. These actions should not be the only pathway to success and acceptance in mainstream culture.

Comments

south_of_broad
Sep. 18th, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
Miley turned into Britney. ))) I personally have no problems with that, it's natural evolution , in her case it's public since she's been a public figure since she was A child. As a mother to a young girl I am worried but while its up to me I am putting a lot of time and efforts to explain what's right and what's wrong.
qi_tronic
Sep. 18th, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Britney is attractive (when she keeps herself in shape) but Miley looks like a biorobot...
peacetraveler22
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
She's attractive until she opens her mouth and sounds like a complete idiot. How do men stand it? :)) Some of my male friends have beautiful girlfriends but they're so vapid and annoying. I'd rather have an average looking, interesting man than a stupid one that's handsome.
qi_tronic
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
It's natural :))
Men search for pretty women, healthy mothers-to-be.
Women search for rich or smart men who can protect their offspring.

Men can always have interesting talks with other men...
south_of_broad
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
That's the matter of personal taste. I don't think Miley is ugly and I don't find Britney attractive. weeeell, ok, may be Britney is attractive, but in very white trash kind of way.
peacetraveler22
Sep. 18th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
Miley is on another level though. However, she's an adult so she should be free to do what she wants. How old is your daughter? Over the summer, I went into Walmart with my young cousin and was shocked at some of the bathing suits and outfits. Crop tops, daisy duke shorts. Who dresses their young girls like that?? Apparently a lot of people or there would be no demand for the products.
south_of_broad
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
I couldn't open the video, so cannot really judge , but can imagine )))
My daughter is 7, I still have almost a full control of what she wears and how she looks. You know, surviving two teenagers ( my sons) one thing I know for sure at some point a parent just has to choose a battle) With the boys it was easy (relatively) : stage 'long hair", stage " no hair", flip-flops in the snow,no long pants-just shorts, no shorts- only long pants, etc . I am well aware it is going to be more complicated with the girl just hope she'll be brainwashed enough by me by then))).
As to your last question: I don't ))) Why would anyone dress their 10 y.o. to make her an easy target- it's beyond me, really!
peacetraveler22
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy my sister had a boy! There are less issues with them, well except worrying that they will knock up a girl. :)
south_of_broad
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't have this problem either- mine are two nerds : one is a mechanical engineer, another is majoring in computer science))) no grandkids for me anytime soon)))
peacetraveler22
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, and with boys touching themselves constantly!! When did your sons grow out of that habit? Now my five year old nephew has discovered his new best friend and doesn't want to let it go. In public, in restaurants, everywhere! Constant need to pet it. :)
south_of_broad
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
LOL)))))
They won't stop, but they will learn to do it in the bathroom))) eventually ))))
peacetraveler22
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, this is the goal!
south_of_broad
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm telling you: choose the battle)))
peacetraveler22
Sep. 18th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
:))

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