I sure am glad that I don’t have to raise daughters today. It seems as if society is working against the mothers of young girls.
Chuck and I raised two daughters. By their teenage years I remember all too well how hard it was to get them to dress in what we thought was appropriate. It was often a fight, and I remember my own battles with my parents over the length of my skirts when I was young. It was the age of the mini skirt. The style then was very different than the way I was raised up to that point.
So I was very interested in the blog post entitled, “Why I Care: Speaking About The Post That Called Out Target” at the Blog called “Binkies & Briefcase”. You can find it here. Her blog post ended up becoming part of the national conversation on this subject.
The pressure on young girls to dress provocatively is so much more than when I or my daughters were young. Back then, at least we had society helping us, instead of working against us like it seems to be today. Magazine ads and store mannequins try to sell a style–a look that is often sleazy and/or garish.
I had no idea how bad it was until I read this blog post. I encourage you to read it, too. I believe she makes a good point.
So how do you feel about the way some young girls dress or about what you’re seeing in the stores? Do you think she has a point?