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A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father... And I couldn't agree more!

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http://evandolive.com/2013/03/22/a-letter-to-victorias-secret-from-a-father/ 

A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father

An open letter to Victoria’s Secret regarding their choice to make an underwear line aimed at young teenagers. (Read about it here)


Dear Victoria’s Secret,

I am a father of a three year old girl. She loves princesses, Dora the Explorer, Doc McStuffins and drawing pictures for people. Her favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly, cheese and pistachios.

Even though she is only three, as a parent I have had those thoughts of my daughter growing up and not being the little girl she is now. It is true what they say about kids, they grow up fast. No matter how hard I try I know that she will not be the little ball of energy she is now; one day she will be a rebellious teenager that will more than likely think her dad is a total goof ball and would want to distance herself from my embarrassing presence.

I know that this is far down the line and I try to spend as much time as I can with her making memories of this special time.

But as I read an article today posted on The Black Sphere, it really got me thinking that maybe the culture that we currently find ourselves in is not helping the cause.

Recently I read an article that Victoria’s Secret is launching a line of underwear and bras aimed at middle school aged children. The line will be called “Bright Young Things” and will feature ” lace black cheeksters with the word “Wild” emblazoned on them, green and white polka-dot hipsters screen printed with “Feeling Lucky?” and a lace trim thong with the words, “Call me” on the front.”

As a dad, this makes me sick.

I believe that this sends the wrong message to not only my daughter but to all young girls.
I don’t want my daughter to ever think that her self-worth and acceptance by others is based on the choice of her undergarments. I don’t want my daughter to ever think that to be popular or even attractive she has to have emblazon words on her bottom.

I want my daughter (and every girl) to be faced with tough decisions in her formative years of adolescence. Decisions like should I be a doctor or a lawyer? Should I take calculus as a junior or a senior? Do I want to go to Texas A&M or University of Texas or some Ivy League School? Should I raise awareness for slave trafficking or lack of water in developing nations? There are many, many more questions that all young women should be asking themselves… not will a boy (or girl) like me if I wear a “call me” thong?

I want my daughter to know that she is perfect the way she is; I want my daughter to know that no matter what underwear she is wearing it does not define her.

I believe that this new line “Bright Young Things” thwarts the efforts of empowering young women in this country. “Bright Young Things” gives off the message that women are sex objects. This new line promotes it at a dangerously young age.

I implore you to reconsider your decision to start this line.

By doing so you will put young girl’s self-esteem, self-worth and pride above profits.

Sincerely,

Rev. Evan Dolive
Houston, TX

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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Yeah the stuff they write is slutty
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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I got lacie booty shorts at 13 and lost my virginity a week later. Not saying it caused it, but it may have been a factor amongst several other things.
lUcKyLoVe22
by Gold Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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Wow! I am with him 150%
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IFartGlitter
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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I totally agree. I dont think girls that young should have ANY words on their undergarments, and those messages are anything but innocent. 

brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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I agree. I heard about their new line and thought it was a good idea but maybe they should have went with a more innocent theme. :/

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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Seriously?? Thongs for 13 yr olds??
svolkov
by Emerald Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM
This


Quoting lUcKyLoVe22:

Wow! I am with him 150%

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Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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I agree. I stopped shopping there when they came out with the Pink line. I see way too many high school girls wearing that crap. What happened to it being a "Secret"?

rennez
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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Shame on the parents who will allow this trash!
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LadySlimm
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:35 PM

I agree completely

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