Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Mature for girls = sexually provocative

So, my 10 year old daughter comes to me the other day and says, “Hey mom, you know how you have a list of the singers whose videos we can watch? Well, you might want to look at this new one from Miley Cyrus, because I’m pretty sure that you wouldn’t want us watching it.”  I go to watch it, and this is what I see. A 16 year old girl flashing cleavage and swaying her hips suggestively.

Now, here’s the deal, Miley says she’s growing up. But why does maturity, at least for girls, have to be connected with being sexually provocative? This is the message that all the little girls who’ve had Hannah Montana crammed down their collective throats by Disney are getting: When I’m grown-up, you’ll know it because I can start showing off my body to get attention.

That’s not what growing up means, girls. It means learning to be responsible, to care about how other people feel and how your actions impact them, to be unselfish, and so forth. That’s what being a grown up is all about, not flashing your private parts for attention. Miley makes me sad. Watch the video and see what you think.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 13, 2010 by in Recognizing and tagged , , , , .
Follow Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker on WordPress.com

Twitter Updates

  • RT @hedhouseman: absolutely no one is ready to pay what clothing and textiles are actually worth in labor costs and every time we talk abou… 10 hours ago
  • RT @AndyKimNJ: I’m in the shadow of the Washington monument looking out at 676,286 flags on the day this pandemic became the largest mass c… 10 hours ago
  • RT @NPR: COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. https://t.co/XdtS… 1 day ago
  • RT @chuckdegroat: “Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to a place where they are weak, vulnerabl… 3 days ago
  • I love this ❤️Are you talking yourself out of joy? Here's how to stop - The Aesthetics of Joy by Ingrid Fetell Lee aestheticsofjoy.com/2021/09/18/are… 3 days ago

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,508 other followers

Categories

%d bloggers like this: