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FYI (if you're a teenage girl)

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FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)

 

Dear girls,

I have some information that might interest you. Last night, as we sometimes do, our family sat around the dining-room table and looked through your social media photos.

We have teenage sons, and so naturally there are quite a few pictures of you lovely ladies to wade through. Wow – you sure took a bunch of selfies in your pajamas this summer!  Your bedrooms are so cute! Our eight-year-old daughter brought this to our attention, because with three older brothers who have rooms that smell like stinky cheese, she notices girly details like that.

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I think the boys notice other things. For one, it appears that you are not wearing a bra.

I get it – you’re in your room, so you’re heading to bed, right? But then I can’t help but notice the red carpet pose, the extra-arched back, and the sultry pout.  What’s up? None of these positions is one I naturally assume before sleep, this I know.

So, here’s the bit that I think is important for you to realize.  If you are friends with a Hall boy on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, then you are friends with the whole Hall family.

Please understand this, also: we genuinely like keeping up with you. We enjoy seeing life through your unique and colorful lens – which is what makes your latest self-portrait so extremely unfortunate.

Those posts don’t reflect who you are! We think you are lovely and interesting, and usually very smart. But, we had to cringe and wonder what you were trying to do? Who are you trying to reach? What are you trying to say?

And now – big bummer – we have to block your posts. Because, the reason we have these (sometimes awkward) family conversations around the table is that we care about our sons, just as we know your parents care about you.

I know your family would not be thrilled at the thought of my teenage boys seeing you only in your towel. Did you know that once a male sees you in a state of undress, he can’t ever un-see it?  You don’t want the Hall boys to only think of you in this sexual way, do you?

Neither do we.

And so, in our house, there are no second chances, ladies. If you want to stay friendly with the Hall men, you’ll have to keep your clothes on, and your posts decent.  If you try to post a sexy selfie, or an inappropriate YouTube video – even once – you’ll be booted off our on-line island.

I know that sounds harsh and old-school, but that’s just the way it is under this roof for a while. We hope to raise men with a strong moral compass, and men of integrity don’t linger over pictures of scantily clad high-school girls.

Every day I pray for the women my boys will love.  I hope they will be drawn to real beauties, the kind of women who will leave them better people in the end. I also pray that my sons will be worthy of this kind of woman, that they will be patient – and act honorably – while they wait for her.

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Girls, it’s not too late! If you think you’ve made an on-line mistake (we all do – don’t fret – I’ve made some doozies), RUN to your accounts and take down  anything that makes it easy for your male friends to imagine you naked in your bedroom.

Will you trust me? There are boys out there waiting and hoping for women of character. Some young men are fighting the daily uphill battle to keep their minds pure, and their thoughts praiseworthy.

You are growing into a real beauty, inside and out.

Act like her, speak like her, post like her.

I’m glad we’re friends.

Mrs. Hall

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Link is HERE.

What do you think of this?  

by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Sep. 5, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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I just got a link to this in my email.  How did I miss it here?  I agree wholeheartedly with the woman who posted this.  She got a lot of grief, but I want my daughter to be modest and seen for who she really is, without the distraction of half nude photos or sexual poses

girlsclubmom
by Bronze Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Wow - I love this! Hope my girls meet a Hall boy.

KhloesMom2009
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I find her opinions about some things unreasonable, but her thoughts are noteworthy. I believe some people need things pointed out for them because they're blind.

I have come to realize that there are many young men (25 and younger) that actually form opinions based on their own experiences and not from the slanted views others may have and share.

.OceanBlue.
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I agree.

Quoting snookyfritz:

I just got a link to this in my email.  How did I miss it here?  I agree wholeheartedly with the woman who posted this.  She got a lot of grief, but I want my daughter to be modest and seen for who she really is, without the distraction of half nude photos or sexual poses


NWP
by guerrilla girl on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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But what about the fact that Ms. Hall decorated her letter with half-naked photos of her boys in swimsuits? Something I doubt she would "approve" of had they been girls? What do you think about that?

Quoting snookyfritz:

I just got a link to this in my email.  How did I miss it here?  I agree wholeheartedly with the woman who posted this.  She got a lot of grief, but I want my daughter to be modest and seen for who she really is, without the distraction of half nude photos or sexual poses


National Woman's Party


NWP
by guerrilla girl on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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Am I the only one who sees the hypocrisy in posting this photo with this letter?

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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Sep. 8, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Seriously....I wanna discuss this. I'm making a spin off.

Quoting NWP:

Am I the only one who sees the hypocrisy in posting this photo with this letter?

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National Woman's Party


snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Boys don't wear shirts at the beach.  I don't see a double standard there at all. The pictures were not provocative or in their nightwear, posing seductively with duck lips. Why are so many here playing coy by saying that the girl's pictures she is talking about are just candid shots taken on a whim when we all know that's not what she's talking about


Quoting NWP:

But what about the fact that Ms. Hall decorated her letter with half-naked photos of her boys in swimsuits? Something I doubt she would "approve" of had they been girls? What do you think about that?

Quoting snookyfritz:

I just got a link to this in my email.  How did I miss it here?  I agree wholeheartedly with the woman who posted this.  She got a lot of grief, but I want my daughter to be modest and seen for who she really is, without the distraction of half nude photos or sexual poses




jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM

It doesn't mean one of her boys isn't thinking he looks amazing in the picture and posting it to Facebook for that reason.  


Quoting snookyfritz:

Boys don't wear shirts at the beach.  I don't see a double standard there at all. The pictures were not provocative or in their nightwear, posing seductively with duck lips. Why are so many here playing coy by saying that the girl's pictures she is talking about are just candid shots taken on a whim when we all know that's not what she's talking about


Quoting NWP:

But what about the fact that Ms. Hall decorated her letter with half-naked photos of her boys in swimsuits? Something I doubt she would "approve" of had they been girls? What do you think about that?

Quoting snookyfritz:

I just got a link to this in my email.  How did I miss it here?  I agree wholeheartedly with the woman who posted this.  She got a lot of grief, but I want my daughter to be modest and seen for who she really is, without the distraction of half nude photos or sexual poses






snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 8:37 AM

After the fact is quite different from dressing, putting on makeup, lingerie and using your best duck pout for a picture you take of yourself on your bed


Quoting jessilin0113:

It doesn't mean one of her boys isn't thinking he looks amazing in the picture and posting it to Facebook for that reason.  


Quoting snookyfritz:

Boys don't wear shirts at the beach.  I don't see a double standard there at all. The pictures were not provocative or in their nightwear, posing seductively with duck lips. Why are so many here playing coy by saying that the girl's pictures she is talking about are just candid shots taken on a whim when we all know that's not what she's talking about


Quoting NWP:

But what about the fact that Ms. Hall decorated her letter with half-naked photos of her boys in swimsuits? Something I doubt she would "approve" of had they been girls? What do you think about that?

Quoting snookyfritz:

I just got a link to this in my email.  How did I miss it here?  I agree wholeheartedly with the woman who posted this.  She got a lot of grief, but I want my daughter to be modest and seen for who she really is, without the distraction of half nude photos or sexual poses








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