Thursday, July 10, 2008

Turning kids into grownups

barbie...but not letting them develop their minds by encouraging thinking. Mummy's little Lolita: The 11-year-old girl whose beauty treatments cost £300 a month to make her look like Barbie

False eyelashes at 8 yrs. old. Hair extensions, lots of makeup, beauty pageants. No expense spared. Her name is "Sasha." I wonder if her mother named her after the coveted sash? Quote from the article:
Ask Sasha how she sees herself and she replies: 'Blonde, pretty, dumb - I don't need brains.' Her mum laughs her head off at this, proud that the child is so like her.

Here's an example showing the other side of the coin, the teenagers and pre-teens from the FLDS (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints) cult. They are not allowed exposure to the outside world, forced to wear these pioneer dresses (all very similar, only differing on the color, which is pastel, and you can see the online catalog for these clothes here). Seems like these two things are opposite extremes, but in both cases the parents are shoving their kids into early adult sexuality - in the second case they are being readied to be married so they can become mothers at a very, very young age.

-- the FLDS hair -- that swoopy pompadour thing most of the women have, what is the purpose of that?


DivaJood said...

Both extremes are tragic.

Mando Mama said...

The parents of these girls in either case should have had their weenies and ovaries yanked before putting them into service. It's amazing; we are required to have licenses to drive cars, but not to produce and raise the next generation of humanity.

My daughter definitely has her own sense of "style", is sometimes a WEE bit outspoken, and is very smart. Here's hoping the media junk out there, the peer pressure as she gets older, and who knows what else doesn't turn her into a dull shadow of her bold little self.