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How do you feel when you see sexualization of young girls?

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 6 years ago

    Recently French Vogue published risque photos of a 10-year-old Thylane Loubry Blondeau. The preteen girl wore make up, high heels and haute couture, and had expression that was not childish. Some say that was an work of art while others say it crossed a line.

    1. AEvans profile image66
      AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am personally disgusted. There are to many pedophiles in this world and young girls should be just that,"young girls." 10 years-old is to young to be wearing make-up, heels etc. What is this world coming to?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is sad.  Kids should be allowed to have a childhood.  I can see it being okay for a young girl to imitate her mom by dressing in grownup clothing, etc., for play,  but parents & society these days seem to be pushing kids into adulthood long before they're capable of even thinking about adult things.

    3. Evan G Rogers profile image79
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you think those photos are of a sexual nature...

      ... then...

      ... Yeah, I think you might need some counseling.

      It's just a kid in WAY too much make-up. She's fully covered...

      Whatevs. Just my two cents.

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      Nick Lucasposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think it is sad and that people are stealing innocence away from children.  Life steals innocence as we grow older so I say leave children alone.  As adults we need to protect them.

      1. AEvans profile image66
        AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree. The beauty contests for little girls should be all about natural beauty and talent. Not make-up, bikinis, ratted hair and hairspray. It is appalling none the less posing in Vogue. She looks like a 10-year old with make-up it is horrendous! Shame on Vogue for even doing such a thing, I am not looking at purchasing there magazine here in the U.S. for a long-long time.

  2. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Saddened, that parents are willing to allow this to happen to their child.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I feel the same. Let little girls look and act like little girls.

  3. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I hate the French

    1. Richard Craig profile image68
      Richard Craigposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wow, you're not shy am you? lol

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I like their fries and banquettes though

        1. Richard Craig profile image68
          Richard Craigposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What about Le Mans 24hr race, French Connection, Patrice Evra or Daft Punk?

          1. Greek One profile image78
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            nope.. hate all those too...  but Cyrano wasn't a bad movie

            1. Richard Craig profile image68
              Richard Craigposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Fair enough.  Is it just the French?

              1. Greek One profile image78
                Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                really, its just french men... the woman are hot... just not the prepubescent ones they like to use in the fashion industry

                1. Richard Craig profile image68
                  Richard Craigposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  There IS some pretty hot french women.  I think I might have a bit of trouble communicating though as I can't speak french, not that I'd be able to get a word in anyway! lol

                  1. Greek One profile image78
                    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I always did better with woman the less they understood what I was saying

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    Liola Leeposted 6 years ago

    I think it is very sad!!! sad

  5. ubanichijioke profile image50
    ubanichijiokeposted 6 years ago

    I love french. Patrice Evra, a great manchester united player. Love him all the way.

    To the question, i do condemn it cos it may expose the underaged girls to abuses. Thanks

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image91
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    I want cloned copies of Karen Bach/Lancaume PRONTO!

  7. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago

    I personally believe that the real danger is in seeing sexualization, where sexualization doesn't exist. 

    Are these pictures glamorous? Sure.  Sexual? Not that I can see. 

    If you see something more than what they are, perhaps you should be looking inwards...

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 6 years ago

    Mrvoodoo, I believe you when you say the real danger is in seeing sexualization. But how can you differentiate glamorous and sexual? We don't want little girls look glamorous with sultry eyes, gaping pout (to burrow the words of critics of Vogue photos), we what them look innocent beauty, don't you agree?

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pedophiles are attracted to the innocent beauty naturally exuded by little girls. I think its perhaps true to say that glamorizing them will actually help protect them from perverts.
      Oh here are some examples of that little girl by the way.

      http://images.google.com/search?tbm=isc … 61l2-1l1l0

    2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Glamour, is defined as being: "Beautiful, and/or smart, in a showy way".  And in terms of photography, is designed to engage the eye.  Photographs of a sexual nature, are primarily designed to stimulate other organs.  And while the two can blur, they are far from exclusive, in my opinion.

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        we cant define it anyway we want... I know sick when I see it (and I usually like it!.. but this is nuts...

        http://cynicalreview.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/beauty-pageant-child.png

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
          Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Strange.  Because all I see is a little girl. 

          Do I find these shows a bit weird, yes.  Do I find it sexual, no.

          As I said above, if you see more than is there.  Who is at fault?

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image91
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            What I see is a little girl who obviously has some of the world's SICKEST most DISGUSTING parents.

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
              Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Then I can only assume that I'm missing something that you see through your eyes.    Is this not just a picture of a little girl smiling?  What do you see?

          2. IzzyM profile image89
            IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That's all I see. A little girl with makeup. Happy to pose for the cameras.

            Beware, people, of the political correctness brigade.

            They are insidious, they creep up on you, they want you to believe that this is sick in some way.

            It's not.

            Little girls always want to be big girls.

            Whether they are allowed to look like big girls or not is up to their parents, but hey, I bet you this little girl is loving it!

            There are sickos in this world, there is no denying it. I cannot look at a child without feeling maternal feelings.

            The pedos of this world, likely cannot look at a child no matter how they are dressed, without sick feelings.

            THEY are at fault. They are in the wrong...not the child, no matter how she is dressed.

            Didn't we have this argument already about rapists?

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
              Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I couldn't agree more.  Somebody says "THIS IS SICK!" And you have to agree, or risk looking guilty.  Especially as a man.  But I just don't see it here.

              Is there a paedo somewhere in the world getting their jollies over these pics, possibly.  Is the solution to hide all girls away and force them to wear to burkas?  I'm not convinced.  These days, if there's not a terrorist hiding in your teapot, there's a paedo.  Take all necessary steps to keep your children (and the children of others) safe, but don't let the fear-mongers turn something innocent, into something seedy.

              1. John Holden profile image59
                John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                What is innocent in the sexualising of young girls?

  9. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    this reminds me of that sickening tv show where parents enter their children in beauty parents.. t

    eaching them what 'really' matters is their sexuality and looks.. and preparing them for a life swinging on a pole in the center of a men's club

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 6 years ago

    I'm not quite sure if "Pedophiles are attracted to the innocent beauty naturally exuded by little girls," but it is true that innocent girls are more prone to abuse.

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 6 years ago

    I agree with you Greek One, I really hate to see children in so called beauty pageants. They are taught to walk like models on FTV and hurl kisses.

    1. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      and usually their parents look like they wouldnt even win a beauty contest at an agricultural fair... they just want to live through their children

  12. bonnebartron profile image71
    bonnebartronposted 6 years ago

    Nasty stuff

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 6 years ago

    That's right!

    1. HattieMattieMae profile image67
      HattieMattieMaeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well they been exploited women on magazines for decades now! Doesn't matter what age, or where, or what they are wearing, we just need to stop explointing women period! lol

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        let's not get out of control now

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    Binaya.Ghimireposted 6 years ago

    I did not invent the word sexual, it was there in the newspaper report.

  15. rachellrobinson profile image83
    rachellrobinsonposted 6 years ago

    I agree with Brenda, we need to let our children have their childhoods. There is such a rush for them to be adults when they have to be adults for the rest of their lives but they only get to be children for 18 years, and really they only get to be children for about 15 years.

  16. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image91
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    That picture is beyond disgusting.  Of course I realize that you pointed that out, and used it as an illustration for such.

    It's evidence of a sick world, and our world only seems to be getting sicker.  That child isn't even pretty dressed or adorned in such a way - she looks plastic already.

    Is that the little "Ramsey" girl that was murdered years ago?  Looks like her to me, but I'm not sure.

    1. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just goggled kids beauty contests.. its on tv all the time

  17. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    This is part of a bigger problem i.e. that society appears to put a higher value on appearances than any other qualities. The importance of the celebrity and and how they look and people wanting to copy them does not help.

    It is worse when children are exploited than when adults are; the vulnerable (as in this case children) are meant to be protected by a civilised society not exploited by them.

  18. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    The child is featured in a 'expensive' fashion magazine and in the red dress and the gold dress she is not wearing clothes designed for a child of ten they are scaled down versions of adults clothes. She has been posed by the photographer in an adult model pose.

    The fashion world feeds us images of women that are virtually unattainably thin and young girls make themselves ill trying to achieve the same look.
    Models are living coat hangers to promote the clothes that the designers want to be fashionable that season.

    And sadly most likely, somewhere in the world another little girl is also being exploited to produce cheap copies of those featured outfits, she works in a sweat shop instead of being able to go to school to get an education to free herself from the poverty she has been born into.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh 2uesday you have got that spot on.

      Little girls the world over are exploited for one thing or another.

      But I do think what we in the West can do is not sweat over whether or not a child model, in the care of her parents, is being exploited.

      And not sweat over what others think of it either, our worries are best directed towards the nations that truly do exploit children.

      That plus keeping an eye on the whole situation. People power is tremendous, once activated.

  19. xXSweetiXx profile image60
    xXSweetiXxposted 6 years ago

    Frankly, these little girls deserve to have a childhood. Playing Barbie, not being Barbie. This is sad, yet disgusting that these innocent children are being portrayed as something that even they don't know. How does this really effect the way they view themselves, now or in the future?

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Every little girl who has a Barbie doll, wants to be Barbie! Same as they wanted to be Cindy before Barbie was dreamt of.

      How the world perceives them is another matter.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The whole argument of perception reminds me of the baby in this South Park clip:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa_EmN7 … re=related

 
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