Saturday, April 08, 2006

How bout a thong, Ma?

From here:
A 10-year-old fourth-grader is protesting a rule by her school that bans miniskirts.

Zoe Hinkle and her mother, Leslie, said there is nothing wrong with the skirt, if there are shorts sewn underneath.Steams Elementary in Upper St. Clair has a policy that said skirts that rise to mid-thigh level are just too short.
My question here is for the mother (and others) who think that it's okay for pre-pubescent kids to dress like miniature two-bit hookers. Why the need and the hurry to sexualize children?

What happened to the concept of letting kids be kids?

No doubt this is the same mother who will be in the waiting room while her 14 year old daughter is giving birth to her first grandchild.

Or the same mother who will be in the waiting room of the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic, while her daughter undergoes a procedure that will scar her for life.

Yep... you'll be held up as mother of the year, in some circles.

Aren't you proud of yourself?


You think I'm hyperbolizing regarding the sexualization of children?

think again...
'Huge' Market for Child Porn Victimizes Younger Kids
By Monisha Bansal Staff Writer
April 07, 2006

( - The "shockingly huge consumer market" for child pornography is increasingly centered around very young children, some as young as 18 months old, according to the chairman of a group dedicated to preventing the exploitation of children.

During a Thursday news conference in Washington, D.C., Baron Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer, chairman of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) also said there are currently only five countries on earth that sufficiently outlaw child pornography -- Australia, Belgium, France, South Africa and the United States.

"The laws around the world are alarmingly insufficient to fight this epidemic," said Cardon. "This is simply not acceptable" ICMEC states that 95 countries have no laws against child pornography and another 63 have inadequate laws to combat child porn.

Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the ICMEC and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) acknowledged that the laws themselves are not a "panacea."
Maybe parents could start by not dressing up their kids as targets.

(Filed under societal decay)