Yet Another Reason
by Charles Cherry
Thanks to Dawn H. Jewell of Escaping the Devil’s Bedroom:
“Lisa recently recommended this new book: “Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids” by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne. Here’s a brief summary:
Thong panties, padded bras, and risqué Halloween costumes for young girls. T-shirts that boast “Chick Magnet” for toddler boys. Sexy content on almost every television channel, as well as in books, movies, video games, and even cartoons. Hot young pop stars wearing provocative clothing and dancing suggestively while singing songs with sexual and sometimes violent lyrics. These products are marketed aggressively to our children; these stars are held up for our young daughters to emulate-and for our sons to see as desirable females. Without the emotional sophistication to understand what they are doing and seeing, kids are getting into increasing trouble emotionally and socially; some even engage in precocious sexual behavior.”
I see this as Yet Another Reason to finally unplug the television set, once and for all; especially if you have children in the home.