Sexualized culture

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Operational needs, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

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    I saw this picture and my first reaction is to laugh. Then I think, WTH? Why do people feel the need to sexualize children's characters?

    I realize most of you are men and probably a lot of you have daughters. Have you ever tried taking a fully developed 12 year old daughter swimsuit shopping? It's a nightmare and very frustrating. Everything is so sexualized now. And now Ronald McDonald (which I hate by the way. Lol). Are we at the point where nothing is off limits?

    Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
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  2. Sailboats dream date?
     
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  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Who are they trying to kid---you don't get that many fries at McDonalds--even if you super-size.
     
  4. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, the first time I saw these, the first thing I thought is 'Why are their eyes so damn big?' and then EEuww, so now you are saying to little girls its okay to wear pumps and makeup ( I realize its different for every parent as to when they allow makeup for their daughters), and dress like you were going out to the club??

    Sorry, stepping off the soapbox now, good one op needs!
     
  5. At least he wasn't showing his mcnuggets.
     
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  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    When one of my nieces was in junior high they had a dress up type of dance (jr. prom maybe) and my wife told our niece she would buy her some high-heel shoes to wear. Our nieces Mom put a stop to that. She told my wife that in her day those type of shoes were called F-me shoes and no way was her daughter going anywhere wearing F-me shoes.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I always liked it when I was dating my wife and she wore her F-me shoes.
     
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  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I recently took my teenaged daughter to a concert. The main act was a female group off the show X-Factor. They, as well as one of the groups before them, did simulated lap dances on chairs. The theater was filled with mostly girls, starting as young as maybe six years old. I was so glad my daughter is her age and knows better. What about those younger more impressionable girls though? image.jpg
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy


    let me know when tickets go on sale again.
     
  10. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    One would HOPE that their parents will nip that in the bud BEFORE they try to imitate that the next time their song comes on the radio or they are just walking in the mall and hear that... smh
     
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  11. ch317273

    ch317273 When your bank says no, champion says YES

    Yeah it seems to me everything can be 'sexualized' nowadays, with that McDonald pic that's a good example, it's almost for lack of better word "decriminalized" and not off limits to kids like it kinda was when I was that age way back in 80s
     
  12. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    The real question is, when she wore those shoes how did it work out for you?
     
  13. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Is that Fifth Harmony?
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You snooze, you lose. They were actually at your state fair last August. Lol.
     
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Yes.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    This is art, and while it's of questionable taste, it is free speech articulated in a different format. Love the french fry pubes.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If Ronald was a true redhead, shouldn't the carpet match the drapes?
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yeah, well maybe "artists" should be better informed about the 'scaping' of today's culture.
     
  19. Good point
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Aren't you all about Free Speech? What if Ronald had been depicted holding an AR15 and saying "Shoot Obama"? You wouldn't have an issue with that "obscenity".
     
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