Holly - posted on 01/22/2013 ( 33 moms have responded )
I have ALWAYS been against the sexualizaion of our young girls. But the fear is getting greater as my oldest daughter will be in middle school in the next 2 years. She talks about how cute this boy is in her class, and how she wants a boyfriend. she is only 9!!! In elementary school it is easy to keep them away from such sexualization, but i fear for the middle school world. where some of the children are pregnant even in middle school. I keep them from watching nickelodeon where the girls are all wearing the shortest shorts and skirts i've ever seen and the midriff baring tops, where they don't think twice about showing men prance around in undergarments. So far i haven't seen anything like that on Disney... but i am sure it is coming at some point... I try to let them listen to empowering songs and not songs such as "I'm sexy and i know it" or Keisha's "tick tock" song... but i feel as though to instill the important things into my children i have to micro-manage them.