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Postby Tansy the Terrible on Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:29 pm

Wowzers... that whole mini-skirt protest thing. I'm surprised her parents are supporting this!
There is nothing wrong with mini skirts... I'll admit I like to wear clothes a little on the slutty side sometimes. Cleavage and knees make ya feel sexy. :)
But clothing and many other things need to be age appropriate! Why does a 10 year old want to dress sexy? And why would her parents want others to percieve her to be a sexual creature? That whole thing is just creepy!
The whole conversation on age appropriate clothing started when my daughter was 6 and wanted to wear a 'belly shirt'. She saw the older girls wearing them and wanted one too. She wasn't aware of the sexual connotations involved. "How come you can wear one" was her arguement. Same reason I can drive, go out by myself, and stay up past 9. I'm an adult and am expected to make decisions for myself based on what is healthy for me. She is a child and is expected to be much too busy playing and learning how to grow up to know what is not okay. That's what mommies are for. :D
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Postby teripie on Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:59 pm

Every year the county has an event called "Kid's Fest." All kinds of businesses participate, giving away goodies, offering free games, and handing out literature. Our local dem party spends the day passing out balloons and just generally trying to let the public know that the party still exists. (There are no longer any elected dems county wide.) Anyhow, the thing is enormously popular with almost every family in the area dragging their little brats to it for all the freebies. BTW, no admittance, the whole thing is free. Anybody can attend.

A couple years ago, while working at passing out those damn balloons, a little girl of about 7 or 8 came up to me for one. She was dressed in nothing but a gold string bikini! I mean, this little kid was like totally exposed with just a couple little shiny gold threads running up her ass crack and across her flat little chest. It freaked several of us out, as there were thousands of people there and here's this little walking kiddy porn advertisement strolling the place, all by herself. What where her parents thinking????

It's 2 years later and I still get worked up over the thought of that little event.
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Postby Silent Druid on Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:06 pm

Children that young are not meant to be wearing something that revealing. Especially out in public, and alone, especially at such a large event. Nothing against the event, but who knows who could be stalking that. If my niece were older and wanted to go to something like that, I wouldn't let her run around alone, and thats knowing my sister and brother-in-law would never let her dress like that.

That type of thing seems like it would be a draw for child molestors, especially if its free admission.
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Postby NeferKa on Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:38 am

When I was ten, I wore sweatpants! Who is even making “sexyâ€￾ clothes for little girls anyway? Who is buying this stuff for their kids? I know it is important for children to be happy with who they are and comfortable with their bodies, but a gold string bikini? Isn’t there a better way to help establish self-esteem?

I remember at my junior/senior high school there was a group of girls that would have “no bra Tuesdays,â€￾ or something like that, when they were about 15-16 years old. They’d all wear those tiny handkerchief shirts that tie on with ribbons all on the same day. These were the same kids that would take pictures of themselves in bathing suits on tractors and post them on the internet. They were considerably older than the 7 year old, but it doesn’t seem like they were much smarter.

Now why isn't this an issue with boys? I suppose when boys wear low pants to show off boxers is comparable, but I don't know the motivation behind that style to draw a proper comparison.
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Postby Tansy the Terrible on Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:46 am

For boys it seems to be "bling". (Ahh, for the last 5 years or so I've come to a point of giggling whenever I hear that word.)

Come to think of it, I'm not sure that exposing of the body was ever a fashion issue for men. Except maybe the 70's. With the shirt open to the belly button.
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Postby Duke on Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:34 am

I hardly see any "bling" these days. I used to have some "bling", though, and I would very much like some Pastafarian-themed "bling".

Giggling yet? :wink:


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Postby NeferKa on Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:37 am

I am giggling! It's hard to take someone seriously when s/he is using the word "bling." (My spell check even wants to change it to something else.) I can't say I've ever had a conversation with someone who used that word in serious context.
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Postby Duke on Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:00 am

Well, I have been working on getting a line of FSM-based bling, with the different symbols of the FSM on bling, like pins or pendants. It's not going too well, though. It's too bad. I really wanted that bling, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

That's the way to use words like Bling-Bling in a serious context. :D


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Postby Tansy the Terrible on Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:35 am

eeee Hee hee!
There's a commercial that was on here in Ontario for awhile on the radio for X-box. It was about curing boredom. "Previous extreme cases of boredom have caused people to decide 'let's remove our perfectly good teeth and replace them with bling'". Only the man's voice has one of those very proper english accents.
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Postby Duke on Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:14 pm

:D :D :D :) :)

I can hear that in my mind. I bet that commercial had you splitting your sides.


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Postby Tansy the Terrible on Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:53 pm

Oh yes! And I used it at every opportunity at work for like a week. "Hey, the empties need to be taken out again" "Or... we could repace them with bling!" I think some people there question my sanity... It gets boring. A girl's gotta entertain herself. Nothing wrong with singing theme songs nice and loud. Like a Vegas lounge lizard.
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Postby Duke on Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:44 pm

You are right after my own heart!

Rarely is there a day when I do not groove to songs I am singing aloud while I go someplace or do something.


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Postby Sir Francis Drake on Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:05 pm

I not only sing in the grocery store, I dance, too.
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Postby Duke on Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:13 pm

Why reserve it only for the grocery store?


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Postby Silent Druid on Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:18 pm

I just scare my neighbors with my music...something about 80+ year olds and heavy metal..doesnt mix well. At least not around here...oh well..
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