I am re-reading "The Purity Myth" by Jessica Valenti (I recommend this book to everyone, and their mothers and daughters!)
I came across this:
"How different is deliberately turning young girls into sex objects by having them pose in underwear from getting dolled up for a beauty pageant or a "date with daddy"? Yes, the former is ment to elicit sexual arousal, but just because the latter is couched in the language of pirity doesn't make it any less sexual. Either way, the focus is still on girls sexuality, and it"s still making them "women" before their time.
What do you think? Do you think there is a difference between your DD dressing up for a special night, a dance recital or a pageant and her posing in panties for some pedo website? I always thought there was a difference, the intentions of course are different. However, I am beginning to see, the intent doesn't matter so much in the big picture. We all complain about kids (particularly girls) growing up to fast, yet we are partly to blame for it.
What are your thoughts?
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.