Why are six year olds dressed in high heeled shoes and bra tops? Why do six year olds have on make-up? Why is there a bikini diet book made “especially for teens”? Why is there a book about middle-schoolers having blow job parties? Perhaps the better is question is why do parents buy these things? And why do they complain about the consequences?
In a country that is overrun with “girls gone wild” surly we should not be promoting promiscuity in six year olds? Why do six year olds need to be sexed up anyway? Britany Spears in not a good enough reason. When I was six I liked Michael Jackson and Madonna. That did not mean my parents bought be a pointy bustier and let me grab my crotch in public. It meant they bought me a record and I watched some videos on MTV when they weren’t paying attention. Then they would talk to me about how Madonna wasn’t a role model and show me stuff about Mary Lou Reton.
Today, people are dressing their children like miniature Pamela Andersons and then putting them into parochial schools that teach “abstinence only.” At six, a child can wear knee highs and fishnets, kiss boys, and talk about her boyfriend. But at 16 she can’t have access to condoms and doesn’t know the basics for protecting herself. Something is very wrong with this picture. Sexpot six year olds do not turn into sexless sixteen year olds. Who thought that was going to work?