I have three daughters, and they are lovely. Right now, as they are all under the age of ten, they like to play with dolls, watch television, and be with their friends.
And while all of these things are great, I find that I still have to monitor certain content that should not have to be montiored, like videos and dolls. This past Christmas Eve we were watching a bonus feature to a video we’d watched. It was a claymation music video with Mariah Carey singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” As the video played, I had to wonder, is there any reason that the clay woman’s Santa outfit needed to fit like a negligee, riding to the top of her thighs and accentuating her cleavage?
Given the weather, wouldn’t a snow suit have been more sensible?
I mean, this was a clay model. Does she need the exposure in order to land more erotic children’s gigs? And are we so desensitized that my wife and I seem like prudes for even being bothered by it? Because this garbage is everywhere.
Checkout Line Magazine Covers Are Filled With Sex
Every time I go through the checkout line at Wal-mart I know that along with the tabloids showing celebrities in their good and not-so-good moments, there are also going to be magazines with phrases that should place them among Maxim and Playboy, but since they are for women, they’re apparently all right to display for everyone to see.
Cosmopolitan magazine seems to be the biggest perpetrator of them all with cover phrases on their August, 2009 issue that discuss how “Kate Perry grabbed Hollywood by the Balls” and “How to Get Hit on All the Time.” The December, 2009 issue poses the question “Is Stress Turning You Into a Raging Bitch,” while also offering insight into “His #1 Sex Wish.”
All of this garbage leaves me ruing the day that will undoubtedly come when one of my daughters will ask as I check out at the store, “Dad, what’s an orgasm face?” as she sees the cover of one of these magazines, following up with “and how can I perfect mine?”
And though I do not have sons, I have to wonder what impression this will have on the young men who will someday date my daughters?
Where Is This All Heading?
As we are constantly bombarded with ads that are drenched in sexuality to the point where posters in optometrists offices show attractive women looking like they might get it on at any moment (while wearing cool glasses, of course), I also have to ask where is this public display of vulgarity taking us?
Will the cover phrases on these magazines eventually evolve (devolve?) from orgasm faces to “boner looks,” which would be looks women can give men in order to stimulate them to the point of erection. By the time my young daughters come of age will the headlines of these hip periodicals read:
- Perfect Your Boner Look
- Want a Steamy First Date? Bust Out That Boner Dress
I have to wonder as I monitor my children’s videos that are strewn with cleavage, big lips, and naked legs, where are we going? And why are we taking our children with us?