Parent, Teacher, Activist
Wow, I don’t even know where to start on this one. I actually saw a onesie in a newborn size that featured the saying, “Future Trophy Wife.” Now, I know some of you may be thinking, “Oh, come on, have a sense of humor.” People, your child’s body is not an appropriate place for a sexual joke. Seriously.
I was recently talking with a young woman in high school. She said that she thinks that one of the biggest issues involving sexuality is how you dress. When I asked her to explain that, she said that when people look at you and you’re dressed “all skanky,” you’re sending a message. Her point was that adults don’t spend enough time talking with adolescents about how their clothes and appearance show what’s on the inside. This young woman stated that, as a Christian, she thinks that it’s hard for people to believe the message of God and His love that you’re bringing if your dressed in a way that sends a message that focuses on sexuality.
That’s something we need to think about. I have seen so many “jokey” outfits on young children and babies like this one. Adults think it’s funny. The problem is, you’re sending a message to your child that says, “Hey, it’s funny and cute to make yourself into a sexual object,” for, what else could “future trophy wife” or other such sayings mean?
I love fashion, really. I just think we need to think about how our outward appearance demonstrates our integrity, character, and the respect we have for ourselves. And that goes for the way that we dress our children too.
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