Category: Social Issues


Toddlers in Tiaras

I take issue with the show Toddlers in Tiaras (not even sure if it is the name of the show but I hate it enough that I am not going to look it up). When I was discussing the topic of objectifying,  I talked about how role models of this ages women are all about attracting men and sexiness. This has gone too far with the above show, these parents are making their kids rape bait and they are growing up with an attitude that will only make them ugly to the world.

A child needs to live as a child, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Nothing is more awesome in this world than watching your kid grow up and make mistakes or get muddy. The grin on a child’s face when they do something that they want you to be proud of or the tears when a child makes a mistake and must face it. These experiences are far more precious then a bunch of beauty obsessed tots who cuss and disrespect everything to get their way. There is nothing cute about this, these parents are brewing the ugliest kind of creatures on earth, ones that are so vain that there is nothing in the world that is better than them.

I assure you, there is beauty far greater than a brat who once won a beauty contest and did nothing else with their life. I fell sad for those kids when they get to 50 and wonder what happened to their life and only have a memory from the age of 4-6 to be proud of.

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In watching TV, you can see a lot of people wearing skimpy clothes, whether it be the guys from Jersey Shore or the ladies on a Victoria Secret commercial. Sexy men and women sell products to the world, could you imagine a Go Daddy commercial without a hot lady flaunting her assets to sell that product. Imagine a guy with a beer gut and zits selling the same products, or a chubby lady wearing the underwear for Victoria Secret commercial.

Now listen to the hardcore activists of the social media, constantly talking about how women are being objectified. Whether they are complaining about porn or some of the women who have become role models like Britney Spears or Paris Hilton who have been in the media many times showing off their nether regions.  Now the little girls of the world are wearing short skirts and shirts that show a ton of cleavage making them rape bait.

I see this conflict from a different point of view, a man in the olden times would join the military to make a name for themselves as knights. They would say goodbye to their true loves whom they will try to marry when they are back from the wars that they have chosen to fight with their kings and lords. They would right letter and send messages back home to this love until they died or returned. Sad as this may sound, a man knew he was going to fight for the opportunity to come back to his love even if it took years and the prestige of coming back with a victorious king was truly the goal of most men.

Men and women have been objectified since the beginning of time. There have been different sides and visions shared but men always went out to prove that they were worthy of a woman and a woman always tried to remain worthy of their man. Now, with the invention of the internet and other quick media, a woman feels that she must somehow get the attention of a worthy male by showing off her goods. Porn actresses will often say they like how the attention feels but in the end they are just happy to have the attention of men. A man will do anything to prove he is a man by taking steroids or doing incredibly stupid things to get the attention of women.

While I personally do not approve of ultra skimpy and flimsy apparel worn by women, I cannot help but stare hoping to catch an eyeful of the source of the pheromones they excrete. Rapists also love to see a woman who is giving easy access to their nether regions.

Overall, I would just want people to think before they start to spout off about how women or men are being objectified. And I hope that women realize that their beautiful light weight clothing that shows off the ass is not a defensible clothing option. Conservative clothing (no burkas or colonial apparel required) can still be hot, a strong woman with energy and beauty can be a role model to kids without having to whip out the boobs and flaunting your money makers to get your way. A lot of women like Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears will tell you that they are not role models but when you see them everyday on the news it is hard to think of them as anything else.