Little Girls Who Dress Like Skanks Grow Up to Be Women Who Dress Like Skanks

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red leopard italian leather high heelsAnd those skanky women dress inappropriately for work.

Well, I’m sorry, but it’s true. I’m sure Dana agrees with me — just ask her. (And we’re not the only ones.) Neither of us coined the term "prostitot" (though we’ve both used it) but I for one sincerely wish I had. No wonder young women are so utterly baffled about what to wear to the office these days. From early childhood their parents are dressing them like little whorelets. Of course they’re confused.

Personally, I think the sexualization of children is playing a big factor in the rise of teen and tween sexual activity, inappropriate relationships between students and teachers (in middle schools, high schools, and colleges), and inappropriate office relationships. I mean, duh. When you’re giving your 12-year-old a glittery baby tee emblazoned with "Boys Are Stupid" or "Your Boyfriend Thinks I’m Hot," you’re not empowering her — you’re teaching her that she’s (a) a billboard and (b) supposed to put people down to feel better about herself. You’re also teaching her that glitter and sex are attractive.

When you put a string bikini on your 8-year-old or a tube top and miniskirt on your toddler, when you teach her to dress provacatively and use her body to get what she wants, you’re training her to be a skank for life — and it is going to her her in the long run.

What do you think?

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  • jim

    besides the fact that Italian women are much more comfortable in their sexuality (and that is where that photo comes from) I think it would be nice if our society did cool down the sexualized nature of both boys and girls. We don’t seem to have a problem of bringing up boys to be cavemen, but when little girls (and their somewhat retarded mothers and fathers) respond accordingly then we get bent out of shape. Perhaps if society worked a little more on common respect and knowledge we would be a lot better off. Bring them up to understand right and wrong, love, sex, and honesty there would be a lot smaller market for panties that advertise. Of course, I don’t have kids, so it is easier for me to babble, but it seems like common sense.

  • Kristen King

    Thanks for the comment, Jim. I have to confess that I think the shoes are actually kind of fabulous, but I was trying to find something that would be inappropriate for work and they seemed to fit the bill. ;)

    I love what you said here:
    Perhaps if society worked a little more on common respect and knowledge we would be a lot better off. Bring them up to understand right and wrong, love, sex, and honesty there would be a lot smaller market for panties that advertise.

    If that’s not hitting the nail on the head, I don’t know what is.

  • http://geekedoff.com Sandie Law

    The first time I pointed out some skanky lookin’ pre-teen to my husband and said, “I’d never let my daughter dress like that,” I was appalled at how much I sounded like my mother. But you’re dead on…I can’t tell you how many of my son’s friends in kindergarten dress like little tramps. And it’s not like they’re picking out all their own clothes at that age…someone is dressing them like this and that’s disgusting.

    I don’t have a little girl though…I have a little boy. That means I have to deal with the impact these skanky outfits have on him and his perception of women. My son already knows that scantily clad women are “sexy” (even if he’s not sure what that means) and that being pretty gets a girl nearly anything she wants. I’m working hard to make sure his perceptions of women are also colored by the intelligent, funny, and creative women of the world. I’m desperately afraid of what will happen if he begins to treat women as objects of lust instead of individuals.

    My mom showed me that girls can be sexy without being skanky and intelligence and sex appeal need not be mutually exclusive. Moms with daughters out there…tell me you’re trying to teach your daughters something similar!

  • http://www.muthamae.com Mutha Mae

    Oooh I cannot wait to read the comments you get from this post. I had posted in Dana’s blog about my dislike of Bratz dolls. That brought in more hits than I’ve gotten all week. It appears we may be in the minority on this opinion, I’m afraid. Very, very afraid.

  • Kristen King

    @Sandie – I thought I was going to have a heart attack the first time I made one of those “kids today…” remarks — it was like I was possessed by my mother or something — but seriously, my mom’s a smart lady, and she is RIGHT! I’ve only been out of college 3 and a half years, and I am APPALLED when I drive by the campus and see what the girls are wearing on their way to class. They look like they’re on their way to turn tricks on the corner or something. Seriously, Skankarella, put some clothes on!

    I feel for you having a son. With the way women are taught to dress and behave anymore, you’re going to have a doubly hard job teaching him how to have respect for them — very few have respect for themselves.

  • Kristen King

    @Mutha Mae – A girlfriend told me a story about her daughter (who was 5 or 6 at the time) receiving a Bratz doll as a gift and bursting into tears because they’re mean and scary and she doesn’t like them. I was so proud of that kid. :)

    Being in the minority doesn’t mean you should be quiet, in my opinion. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s right. And dressing your child like a hooker is not right.

    I am interested to see what others think. I hope you’ll keep coming back and weigh in as opinions trickle in…

  • http://geekedoff.com Sandie Law

    @Kristen
    You read my mind and wrote it much more eloquently than I could have…

  • Kristen King

    @Sandie – You should have said, “You had me at ‘Skankarella.’” ;)

  • http://geekedoff.com Sandie Law

    You had me at Skankarella! Love it!

  • http://rmercurio8.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Just today I was told about a mom who made both her daughters get Brazillian waxes from the time they began puberty.

  • Kristen King

    @Rebecca – Wow, that is just insane! Where did you hear about that?

  • http://lifehaveityourway.blogspot.com/ Bertie

    I agree whole heartedly! I personally don’t see the world changing their marketing views towards children and sex, until – parents stop buying that stuff. It is sad…. and parents need to let children be children while they are still children! Kids are growing up WAY too fast these days, and they don’t fully understand being an “adult” at 11- but yet- they are doing adult things.

    It is so sad how greedy our world is- because sex sells- they try to sell it to everyone. Morals went out the door a long time ago– and parents are the only one who can change that, but too many parents just don’t care.

    Very good post and great comments!

  • Hotaru

    Wow. Your article was insanely biased, good for you! It is a common misconception… “Girls who’s parents dress and tell them to dress badly are clearly going to dress badly for work in the future!” I don’t think you really understand what is going through a childs head when they are between the ages of 1-10. Do you really think they are concerned with attracting boys? Thats probably the least of their concerns. That being so, they aren’t going to make the connection that “Dressing Like This Makes Boys Look At Me.” Perhaps in like 5th grade, but honestly! A two year old being impressionable by what she wears way back when? She can most likely make her own decisions. Most young girls wouldn’t continue to dress in “tube tops” and “mini skirts”.

  • Kristen King

    @Bertie – Or they want to be cool. Or they think, “They’re just kids — what can it hurt?” Great comment.

  • Kristen King

    @Hotaru – I must respectfully disagree. If you dress her like a streetwalker from diapers onward, she will think that’s normal. She may not start out doing it to get boys to look at her when she’s like 5 years old, but eventually that will reinforce it. It’s amazing how impressionable children are. They learn the patterns we teach them, and those patterns really do stick with them.

  • http://www.theofftopic.com/ The Off Topic Forum

    Thumbs upped

    anyway, I totally agree… girls who dress like whores eventually become one….. or at least get treated like one and are conditioned to behave accordingly

  • http://072570.com/blog Greg

    Like jim, I don’t have kids, so my room to speak up is limited, but I am an UNCLE (Best In The World, mind you) to a very smart 11 yr old girl (as smart as an 11-going-on-18 year old girl can be, anyway).
    When she and her friend came to me, showing off their henna tattoos – especially proud of the one they put on their backside (“Just like Britney and [insert poor role model for young girls here]“), I just about shit a brick.
    I had to explain why a “tramp stamp” wasn’t something an 11 year old girl should be putting on her body (henna notwithstanding).
    Fortunately my brother is very honest and upfront with all his kids, so I didn’t feel bad about using words like “stripper”, “slut”, “degrading” when explaining what many boys thought when they saw girls that had those kinds of tattoos (telling them what *I* thought in particular).
    The wide-eyed look of horror as they ran off to the bathroom to wash those “back tats” off was priceless.

  • http://www.yieldingwealth.com Miranda

    Great post! One of the problems, though, is that we are, in fact, sexualizing men more as well. (Although men as objects have a long way to go to catch up with women.) Everyone is becoming an object, and I think that, in general it is a bad trend for all involved.

    @Hotaru I must also respectfully disagree. My husband’s niece was prancing around in scanty clothes at age 3 and by age 5 was shimmying about, talking about boyfriends and wanting to dress “sexy” so that she would be noticed. It’s pervasive in our culture, and if you don’t teach them something different, that’s what they’ll learn — and do.

  • Private_Freedom

    I think you are either an unattractive woman, or you just want to play mini dictator on how people should dress and/or behave.

    As long as we are not hurting each other by force, I don’t see any problems, in fact if it occurs as a result of the free choices of people, it is MORAL.

    The world is filled with people who kill others, who rape others, who prevent the human spirit from reaching its potential by constantly suppressing free will.

    You sound like a prude, who would rather criticize girls instead of encouraging self expression. You criticize other people heavily in order to place yourself in a holier than thou position, so that the voices of low self esteem in your mind are muffled, at least temporarily. That is, until you see the next pretty girl or woman, in which case your inner feelings of self-doubt will resurface and force you criticize them again.

    You need psychiatric help. I dunno, maybe your mother never breast fed you, in which case your brain would be around 10-20% smaller than normal, or you were brought up to feel ashamed of your body. In either case, your infatuation with what other people are wearing doesn’t make the feminist movement seem all that worthwhile anymore now does it? You should develop some self-confidence.

    • George

      You have the right name cause you sound like DICK, “Private” Freedom”.

  • Chandini

    It’s sort of a chicken and the egg situation though. Parents want to live vicariously through their children and they are the ones who initally think those clothes are “cool.” They just pass on those values to their children in more ways than just dressing girls like hookers and boys like thugs. They read People magazine and any child who sees that as keeping Mommie or Daddie’s attention is sure to want to emulate what they can from it so they ask to wear those clothes they see at the Lil’ Whore Store. If parents weren’t so interested in celebrity fashion in the first place, or at least kept it away from their kids, it might be easier for a child to say no to dressing like that.

  • Kristen King

    @TheOffTopicForum – Yes, you got it right: They’re treated accordingly. Whether you like it or not, people respond to the image you present to the world.

  • Kristen King

    @Miranda – Good point!

  • Kristen King

    @Private_Freedom – You are so sweet to be concerned about my early childhood nutrition. I assure you, I was breast fed, and I was raised on grass-fed beef and organic produce. Now that I think about it, considering how few people received those same nutritional advantages, I’d guess my brain is probably actually larger than average! Further, I have a master’s degree from George Washington University, and yes, I’m very attractive. Thanks for asking.

    Dressing like a skank is NOT about being proud of your body. You’ve missed the point entirely.

  • Kristen King

    @Chandini – Yup, the parents are doing it to the kids, teaching them that this is normal, and then the kids are continuing it because it’s what they know.

  • http://lifehaveityourway.blogspot.com/ Bertie

    In regards to Private Freedoms post too….. I think you are right- that as we get older we have the right to dress however we want… everyone has their own opinions. However, I do not think it is right to start dressing your daughter in scantily clad clothes when she has no idea what effect that will have on boys or even men now a days.
    I personally think that when a women dresses like she wants to get some at inappropriate times and places, has no respect for her body or confidence for that matter, because then she wouldn’t feel the need to show off her body ALL the time. Now, if you go clubbing, or out to a bar dressed with skin showing- fine… but don’t go to a kids b-day part at Chuck E Cheese wearing something you would wear to a club (which I have seen before, sadly) That is lack of confidence, and I shouldn’t judge- because maybe that is all this woman had to wear. Who knows— but I think we need to teach our children that they have choices and when they are actually old enough to understand those choices… let them make them at that time. Not understanding your choice – is not “self-expression” My 3 year old would love to just run around every where naked– should I let him? And when people start looking at me in the grocery store- should I say- oh, I’m just letting him express himself?

    I also don’t see where feminism comes to play in this whole dressing situation. The way I look at it– if a woman wants to wear a low cut top showing cleavage, she should not get mad if a man decides to stare at her boobs… because HELLOO? they are right there… or a mini skirt. Or whatever you choose to wear, that may make people stare. I’m not saying it is right for the man to stare- but if you are giving him that option, then he doesn’t really have a choice, does he? I thought feminism was empowering the woman to be mans equal and not an object to them.

    So, is it confidence and self-expression when I go to a water park and I see someone who is severely obese wearing a bikini? Or is it just someone who doesn’t know any better? Most of the time it is a young teenager- and I feel like- she has just been raised that way- and to an extent- I think it is hurting her more then helping her and I feel bad for the poor girl.

    Confidence is what is really sexy and what we should be teaching our daughters, not the more skin you show the sexier you are, the more popular you are, etc….

    I think we need to teach more self-confidence and self-respect… and that will then teach our girls and boys respect for one another. However- this is usually mainly accomplished by example.

    Just my 4 cents:)

  • http://www.voipsupply.com nicole

    this is an awesome post…my friends and i talk about this all the time…we grew up in a childhood of hoodies, and corderoys and…flannel!!! so, its not tough for us to dress appropriately for work (no flannel). You can dress appropriately AND feel sexy and confidant…someone needs to show these kids a banana republic catalogue. that and have parents become more involved. I don’t have kids, but if I ever do they sure as hell are going to be well dressed.

  • http://nurseryschoolratings.com/ Stacy

    positive role models for girls these days are few and far between. all we see is britney spears type madness on the news all day and we think we should try to hide our kids from these stories, but in school the other girls idolize britney spears so it is a deeply rooted problem.

  • traci

    Honestly, I find it hard to take your post seriously when you have an ad for “femalefinder.org” right next to it.

  • Bubba

    Women and girls should try to look sexier. These days the competition is very tough to get a man that can take care of you. If women were able to support themselves, it would not be such an issue. It isn’t a secret that easy women get easy money. This whole women’s lib thing is a joke that was thought up by the liberal atheists and blacks. For years, women were satisfied with their place in the home. Now they claim they “know what time it is”. That’s bull. Women don’t need watches. There are clocks on the microwave. I just wish all of you people could spend some time in my trailer so that you can see what is good behavior for a woman.

  • Crystal

    Theres no such thing as a skanky little girl. When your that age legs are just legs, nothing more. Why shame girls into thinking they have sexual immodesty when they’re too young to know what sex is? This is retarded. I think I’ll quote feminsting.com on this one:

    “If you need to cover up a six years-old’s non-breasts in order to feel like she’s being ‘discreet,’ there’s something wrong with the way you look at six year-old girls.””

  • My Nickel minus 3 pennies

    I think people need to realize that they need to attack the post, not the poster.
    @ Private Freedom – I find your personal attack on Kristen rude and in ill taste. That being said, you are still allowed to voice your own opinion.
    I live with my girlfriend and she works out regularly, eats healthy, and has a great body, and still comments on the prostitots.

    Excellent article Kristen, I may even have to bookmark this for others to read. :)

  • http://www.bizchicksrule.com Kristen

    @Bertie – That is a great comment. you are so right: There is a time and a place for certain things. But this is my favorite thing you said:

    Confidence is what is really sexy and what we should be teaching our daughters, not the more skin you show the sexier you are [[snip]]
    I think we need to teach more self-confidence and self-respect… and that will then teach our girls and boys respect for one another

  • http://www.bizchicksrule.com Kristen

    @Nicole – I’m glad you liked the post! (And I love Banana Republic — I’m wearing a BR top right now.) It’s not difficult OR expensive to be well dressed and to look cute, but it does take some judgment.

  • http://www.bizchicksrule.com Kristen

    @Stacy – I don’t necessarily think shielding children from these things is going to solve the problem. In fact, it may make it worse. We need to teach them the coping skills and good judgment to deal with them, and give them the proper perspective to make their own choices rather than just following the pact. It goes back to what Bertie was saying up the thread about teaching self-confidence and self-respect. And the lack thereof in kids today, especially young girls, is indeed a deeply rooted problem.

  • http://www.bizchicksrule.com Kristen

    @Traci – I feel you. Unfortunately, I don’t have any control over the ads that run on the blog. I write the blog with my co-host, Bridget, but we don’t own it, so we don’t sell the ads. But I’ll make sure your comment is seen by the right people. Thank you very much.

  • http://www.bizchicksrule.com Kristen

    @Bubba – Your humor has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for visiting. ;)

  • http://www.bizchicksrule.com Kristen

    @Crystal – I think there is a distinction between a teen or adult being skanky and a small child dressing like a skank. It doesn’t make them skanky when they’re six, but it does by the time they’re 13.

    I would contend that if you think you need to dress your 6-year-old up like a porn star to feel like she fits in with the other kids, there’s something wrong with the way you look at 6-year-old girls.

  • http://www.bizchicksrule.com Kristen

    @Nickel – Great comment, thank you.

  • Crystal

    Kristen,

    You have the term “little girls,” in your title, you say “from early childhood their parents are dressing them like whorelets” and you also use an 8 year old as your one example of a “prostitot.” Where do you imply that this rant is about 13 year old girls? Its clear that your calling 8 year olds little skanks, which is just despicable.

    And talking down to a developing girl as young as 13, with language such as “prostitot,” would be equally despicable.

    • George

      If the shoe fits…

  • Candi

    OMG. I am 11 and will be 12 on 4/26 and I wear strapless bathingsuits and Tube tops and minni skirts! Heck I am wearing short shorst ( 1 1/2 inches below your butt ) and a tube top. And all summer I wear strapless swim suits ALL summer!! But I mean I am not going to go and have sex! Come on. The way people dress does not define how they are as a person!

  • http://thesologazette.com Georjina

    The post was spot on and what some seem to forget is that dressing a 5 year old like a ‘skank’, isn’t the real issue.

    Videos portray women as ‘things’ to be used and discarded like a used tissue by men ‘wannabes’.

    How do you justify a 5 year old who can recite full lyrics, and act out the moves from a video that calls women whores, bitches and those are just the nice terms.

    At that age they are highly impressionable and being told on a daily basis by their playmates and parents – you’re not worth anything unless you dress like this.

    I think what many parents take as ‘cute’ on a video forget that it’s called entertainment for a reason – it’s not reality.

    Dressing a child like a whore, allowing that same child to use the words from a video that is beyond that child’s understanding and then expecting the rest of the world to accept it is stupid.

    Childhood is very short compared to being an adult, let a child remain a child for as long as possible is my opinion.

  • http://www.supernannyrules.com Gayla McCord

    I’m dealing with a 14-year-old girl now who is telling my 15-year-old son that she’s a virgin and wants him to be her first. Her parents let her do everything she wants – including staying out super late, dressing however she wants and it’s scaring the hell out of me.

    Great posts! Adds more fuel to my fire :D

  • Kristen King

    @Crystal – In the post, I make reference to “little girls,” “women,” “young women,” “children,” “teen[s],” “tween[s],” “12-year-old[s],” “8-year-old[s],” and “toddler[s].” I think I covered the whole gamut.

  • Kristen King

    @Candi – Thank you for reading. I agree that the way a person dresses doesn’t necessarily define who they are as as a person, but it says a lot about how they feel about themselves, and it has a big impact on how the rest of the world treats them. You can wear comfortable clothes on a hot day without dressing provocatively. What I’m concerned about is children wearing inappropriately sexy clothes, and their parents’ not only allowing it but encouraging it.

  • Kristen King

    @Georjina – Right on!

  • Kristen King

    @Gayla – You and I are already on the same page about this issue if memory serves, but the best defense is a good offense. Talk to your son about how to think for himself and make good decisions, and how important it is to think about the long-term consequences of his actions for himself and the other people involved. You can’t do anything to change how that girl is being raised, but if she trusts your son enough to want him to be her first, you’ve clearly raised him to treat women with respect, and she sees it. That’s a good thing. Although in this situation, I see the terror angle. ;)

  • Kristen King

    Everyone, there are some great comments on the post via ShoutWire:
    http://www.shoutwire.com/viewstory/151928/Skank_Now_Skank_Later

    Check out the frame at the top for the link to the ShoutWire comments.

  • GST

    I have a moderate opinion, but I do agree with the general consensus that dressing young children in attire tends to characterize their norms for what is appropriate.

    Personally, I’m heading into college next year. Over the last 4 years of HS I’ve been shocked at how many girls dress to catch someone’s eye in provocative attire, especially the freshman girls.

    I find girls who are smart, funny, caring, sensitive and self-respectful much more attractive then those who are superficial and perversely flawed in their sense of morality in the way they carry themselves.

    People, in the end just need to have better teachers, not just parents, but through out their schooling who actually care about their well-being.

  • Kristen King

    @GST – Thanks for your comment. You raise an interesting point, perhaps unintentionally. If school dress codes were stricter and more aggressively enforced, maybe we wouldn’t be seeing such a big problem.

  • BMT

    How funny that I stumbled across this while searching for a little girls dress pattern (hence the keywords found) so that I can make my child cute APPROPRIATE clothes that fit her properly.

    I absolutely agree. As a teen I wore teeny clothes, tube tops, etc. and all my mother ever said to me was “I wish I could wear that.” Then I got pregnant at 16. I would never let my child dress that way.

  • Brittany

    I think that little girls should stop dressing like skank grown up woman because,its not there fault its their mothers fault for letting them dress like a skank hochie.I think it should be a law that girls who are little those little girls in Beauty Pagents they shouldnt wear all those clingy dresses,gungs of make-up like their mothers,and should not wear a crown as big as them.But anyways getting back on track,I think it should be a law if you are a very little girl you should not be allowed to wear all that maek-up and short clothes like short,shorts and little cling(cling cling to you realy tightly)shirts.

  • http://she-power.com Kelly@SHE-POWER

    I am with you 1000% on this. I have a 4 year old son and if I have another child I’ll be scared silly if its a girl. I already know she’s going to think of me as the worst mum ever because I can’t stand the slutty kids fashion of today and there is no way in HELL any kid of mine is going to dressing like a 21 year old when she’s 11 and should still be knocking about in shorts and sneakers.

    It’s not like fashion is a new thing. When I was a kid girls cared what other little girls thought of their clothes. They maybe didn’t care as young as they do now (I was horrified recently when a friend told me her 5 year old came home in tears because the other girls at pre-school told her she had fat legs and her dress was ugly), but fashion did exist. The difference now is it’s apparently okay to dress children like adults and the media is highlighting dumb, shallow trashy role models like Paris Hilton and saying this is what a successful woman looks like.

    As a mother it is completely our job to show our girls and boys that yes, it’s nice to be seen as attractive, but it’s not going to get you a great career, fabulous friends, help you travel the world and find lasting, committed love. How many so called beautiful actresses and models today gain maintain a relationship for longer than a year or so? And we think they have it all!

    Sorry to rant so much but this issue is one I think is taking women BACKWARDS not forwards.

    Kelly

  • Kristen King

    @Kelly – No need to apologize for “ranting” — this is a big deal, and it warrants strong opinions. I am AGHAST at your story about your friend’s 5-year-old daughter already being bullied by mean girls about how she looks. This is ridiculous! And the more we defend it, the more we propagate it.

    You’re right to want to teach your son that being SEEN as attractive isn’t the answer to happiness. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.thecodecave.com Brian Layman
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    Hey Kristen! Shut up and stop leaving comments! Nobody loves you! So get over it!

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    Hey Kristen! SSHHH!!!! Noone cares so SSHHH!!!!!

  • Kristen King

    @ass butt – Dude, it’s my blog. I respond to all comments when I can. Including ones like yours. Thanks for visiting. Nice name, btw.

  • Kristen King

    @Brian – WOW. Who would let their child wear that??? And take a picture of it??? And put it online???????

  • http://loriwidmer.blogspot.com Lori

    Amen. Amen. Amen.

    My own kid wanted one of those shirts. How hard is it for a parent to say “no”? Not hard at all. She whined and pitched a fit and guess what? It was still no. And she lived.

    The problem is that too many parents these days are trying to live vicariously through their children. I have friends who do this – if they couldn’t have it as children, you can damn well bet their children have it, whether they want it or not.

    But the trashy dressing – that’s a product of the ‘burbs. Where I grew up, the girls there are still dressing appropriately and not pushing too many boundaries. Here in suburban hell, the girls look like mini streetwalkers. And worse, they start somewhere around 9. My sister, who lives in another suburban area hundreds of miles away, reports that girls in her class (4th graders) are wearing makeup and “hoochie” clothes. Where is the parental authority? Parents have taken the no-corporal-punishment to mean no consequences or boundaries. Uh, no. You’re doing your child a huge disservice if you don’t set and expect your child to adhere to some boundaries.

    End of soapbox. :)

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  • matt

    Almost all of the girls didnt even know what the ‘pink’ on the butt of the clothes really means. But back in highschool seeing girls wearing mini-skirts and stuff like that didnt bother me a whole lot.

    If a person wants to dress some way, let them. Don’t turn into Hitler and began shouting at people what they can or cannot do. It’s about freedom and the only people who are complianing are the ones who just think to much into it.

    Kinda of like the people who think video games are strictly for kids and they teach them to kill people. Why is it when a kid shoots up a school they instantly go to the games he is playing. No one ever questions wether the students made fun of him or not. No one ever really questions the parents.

    Oh well. Just let dumb people beleive in false things forever. Ignorance is bliss then.

    • person

      First of all how many shootings have you read about? Because last time I checked the first thing they look at is mental disturbances, bullying, etc. And it’s usually the radical public who blames it on video games. Also I understand why guys obviously wouldn’t mind girls dressing slutty. But its actually women degrading themselves and other women by dressing this way. The pregnancies of teens have become ridiculously high and when you go to a store its hard for women to find clothing that’s not revealing. Promiscuous women often have low self esteem, high rates of STDs, and are promoting the over sexualization of women. Instead of getting knocked up st an early age they should be getting an education. I agree with having the freedom to dress the way you want, but also have the self respect to cover up and dress decently.

    • person

      First of all how many shootings have you read about? Because last time I checked the first thing they look at is mental disturbances, bullying, etc. And it’s usually the radical public who blames it on video games. Also I understand why guys obviously wouldn’t mind girls dressing slutty. But its actually women degrading themselves and other women by dressing this way. The pregnancies of teens have become ridiculously high and when you go to a store its hard for women to find clothing that’s not revealing. Promiscuous women often have low self esteem, high rates of STDs, and are promoting the over sexualization of women. Instead of getting knocked up st an early age they should be getting an education. I agree with having the freedom to dress the way you want, but also have the self respect to cover up and dress decently.

    • person

      First of all how many shootings have you read about? Because last time I checked the first thing they look at is mental disturbances, bullying, etc. And it’s usually the radical public who blames it on video games. Also I understand why guys obviously wouldn’t mind girls dressing slutty. But its actually women degrading themselves and other women by dressing this way. The pregnancies of teens have become ridiculously high and when you go to a store its hard for women to find clothing that’s not revealing. Promiscuous women often have low self esteem, high rates of STDs, and are promoting the over sexualization of women. Instead of getting knocked up st an early age they should be getting an education. I agree with having the freedom to dress the way you want, but also have the self respect to cover up and dress decently.

    • person

      First of all how many shootings have you read about? Because last time I checked the first thing they look at is mental disturbances, bullying, etc. And it’s usually the radical public who blames it on video games. Also I understand why guys obviously wouldn’t mind girls dressing slutty. But its actually women degrading themselves and other women by dressing this way. The pregnancies of teens have become ridiculously high and when you go to a store its hard for women to find clothing that’s not revealing. Promiscuous women often have low self esteem, high rates of STDs, and are promoting the over sexualization of women. Instead of getting knocked up st an early age they should be getting an education. I agree with having the freedom to dress the way you want, but also have the self respect to cover up and dress decently.

  • msles59130

    Wow, Brian, we need to have those parents arrested for pandering. The shirt on that little girl was sick. Great article. I have a 8 year old girl, and I couldn’t agree more with everything you said! I am already a Mazi, and proud of it. My husband is even worse than I am. He has decreed no nail polish until my daughter is 13.

  • Mike Martlet

    Work should be fun and women should wear what the want. If that provides some sexual frisson, like those shoes certainly do for most males, then so be it, – it makes the day go with a zing! We are more relaxed in the UK than you some of you Yanks, – are you from the Bible-Belt by any chance?

  • jim hemp

    in almost every society, accept ours, you become a man at 15 and a women at 14. This is becoming more and more true around the world, and is spreading to our culture. Parents may be freaking out but i for one am not. If you look at history, girls married at an early age, then it got slowly but surly later, now it is getting earlier again. It’s just the way it goes. If 11 year olds fucking is what it takes to reverse the cycle again, then let it be. If any of you dads were teenagers again you would agree, this is not a bad thing.

    • Patricia

      Yeah, but they still don’t dress like skanks!

    • person

      Wow. Im 17 and every day i am astonished at how idotic people are.
      You sir, have proven that. The age of consent in various countries is in early teens, and thats wrong for so many reasons. The reason people married at an early age was because life spans back then were much shorter than they are now. And notice how I said they got married, yeah that means staying with one person for the rest of their lives. Now people dress like sluts and have promiscuous sex. Divorces are common, and horny teenage guys like you think its good for people to screw at an early age. But what you fail to realize is that in order for our society to progress…women need to stop being treated like apiece meat. And instead of getting married, having sex at an early age, and degrading themselves by dressing like whores… they should be getting an education.

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  • Katherine

    I probably don’t have much room to talk since I’m 16, with no kids what so ever. My parents chose to send me to a private school where clothing really doesn’t matter. Words can’t describe how happy I am that they work hard enough to send me there!
    Ever since I was a little kid, the girls would dress with very poor taste. (I consider a mini skirt and a t-shirt with a push up bra at 8 years old to be poor taste.) They got what they wanted. Attention. It’s a cry for attention and its the WRONG attention. I’ve now had to grow up in a world where the girls don’t wear underwear, or their jean shorts are so short their butt hangs out. No person in their right mind should want to dress like this! No girl should have to deal with the low self esteem issues that I’ve had to deal with because I refused to wear the string bikini, or the thong, or the short shorts that make a butt hang out. Guys these days treat women like a piece of meat. If the girl doesn’t hang it all out there, they move on to the girl who WILL give them what they want to see.

    As a teenager, I thank the parents who agree with this article. By the time I graduate, I really don’t want to see where some of these people will end up. Though I wish them the best of luck, they’re kind of putting up a cement wall to what could have been a very very bright future.

  • Cassandra

    I’m 13 and I don’t even dress like that. The only time I wear really short stuff is in the summer and that’s it.

  • Cameron

    The skank fashions and padded tops for sale for kids under 12 is beyond disgusting.

    As for those 18 and older, there’s a big difference between dressing attractively and looking like someone who earns a living on her knees.