Stolen Innocence or Innocent Beauty

7 Sep

Stolen Innocence or Innocent Beauty Part 2

By: Parisienne

Why do we as a society want to sexualize children?  What is the point of it?  Thylane Blondeau the 10 year old that posed for Vogue might know.  Thylane appeared on the cover of the French issue of Vogue wearing a gold dress and posing seductively on a leopard print bed cover.[1]

In the midst of all the media, Thylane’s mother shut down the Facebook page she made for her daughter claiming “a bad person in the USA” is upset about the photos.[2]

How do we as a society stop the sexualization of children?


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27 Responses to “Stolen Innocence or Innocent Beauty”

  1. Four String (@4stringbassgirl) September 7, 2011 at 10:01 AM #

    Shame on Vogue for allowing this and shame on this mother.

  2. littlebells September 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM #

    I agree with 4 String. Unfortunately due to the graphic nature of my vocabulary at the moment, I can’t say much. I have my own theories but they are of a religous/spiritual nature and I don’t think that’s appropriate here. Um, when I can find out what I want to say that isn’t completely controversial, I will be back. 🙂

  3. Parisienne September 7, 2011 at 10:12 PM #

    Hi Everyone,

    If you would like to see the photos just click on the references posted. They are there.

  4. ozzie20 September 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM #

    Is there a discussion tonight? I agree with 4 string, btw.

    • littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:05 PM #

      yes! im here on my phone. in LA. Paris is going to be a little late.

      how are you Ozzie? 🙂

      • ozzie20 September 8, 2011 at 7:14 PM #

        I’m a bit tired! Just wondering if there is a discussion because there’s no notice of a discussion on there article?

        • littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:20 PM #

          oh then i dont know. i am going to have to come back and discuss because i am with my mom. go to sleep!!! 🙂

  5. littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

    I think it all goes back to the horrible reasons we discussed in part 1. Also I think as the world gets more evil (argh) the less tolerant people become of.those things that are.not good. What’s that figure of speech about lying with dogs and fleas???

    Ps, please forgive phone typing….

  6. Parisienne September 8, 2011 at 7:31 PM #

    Hi All!

    • littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:32 PM #

      hey! so whats your personal take on this stuff and how do you think it is affecting society as a whole?

  7. Parisienne September 8, 2011 at 7:33 PM #

    I don’t think there is a discussion planned for tonight but if anyone has any questions i would be happy to answer them.

  8. Parisienne September 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM #

    Hi!

    I think its absolutely disgusted by it all. What are we teaching our children as a society? To get ahead you have to sell your body?

    • littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:50 PM #

      i dont even think its getting ahead. i think its just total disregard for any morals or standards, imo.

  9. Parisienne September 8, 2011 at 7:37 PM #

    my first sentence didn’t even make sense. LOL

    I’m absolutely disgusted by it all.

    • littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM #

      me too and to add to everything you have written in both articles, it is also such a huge part of the film/tv industry. i am always so disgusted by parents who allow their young children to swear like sailors onscreen. its NOT cute and what makes it worse:the parents(in the script) always take it and just role their eyeballs. ok did that make sense?

      also didnt kristen stewarts parents ok her getting jobs as a minor who portrays sluts??? how the #@*# is that ok?

  10. littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:48 PM #

    Nooooo! My comment didn’t post. ps. I understood u Paris.:)

    k, im gonna see if my post shows up. if not i will retype it.:/

  11. Parisienne September 8, 2011 at 7:54 PM #

    Also i think that adults today refuse to take responsibility for anything. Have you seen the photos?

  12. littlebells September 8, 2011 at 7:56 PM #

    ok, so take 2: basically i hate how we sexualize.children, especially when we have so many in our world being sold into sex slavery and prostitution. and not only do we see it in these mini adult pageants, and modeling ads, but film and television. wasnt it.kristen stewart.whose parents “ok’d” her accepting roles as sluts or skanky girls while still a minor? how the @#$* is.that ok?

    also while im on this tangent, may i also add.the disdain of watching young children swear like sailors onscreen. it is NOT cute and i hate how parents(scripted) just take it, role their eyes and laugh it off. what the????

  13. isabella1 September 8, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

    Alright, I’m about to punch my phone!!! On the PC to type my message for the 3rd time!

    Not only do we deal with sexualization of children in the pageants and modeling industry, but also the film and TV community. WAsn’t it Kristen Stewart’s parents who “ok’d” her to accept roles as sluts or skanky characters while a MINOR??? How the @#$# is that ok???? Also, to add insult to injury, I feel it is a total mockery of the thousands of young girls (and I’m sure boys) who are kidnapped and sold into sex slavery and prostitution.

    and while I am on this tangent, not only is sexualization becoming acceptable, but so is being a young child swearing like a sailor on screen. It is NOT cute and it bugs me when script writers have the “parents” respond with eye roles and laughing it off as if it’s just what kids do. NO! That’s not what civilized, well-raised children behave!!!

    *off to sit in a corner and huff till I calm down*

  14. isabella1 September 8, 2011 at 8:04 PM #

    oh myh gosh, both my phone and PC hate me.

  15. isabella1 September 8, 2011 at 8:04 PM #

    Paris, should I try sending my post for a FOURTH TIME!!!???

    • Parisienne September 8, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

      i see it.

      • littlebells September 8, 2011 at 8:12 PM #

        Oh my gosh, OB is going to have to delete so many of my posts now. *face palm*

  16. littlebells September 8, 2011 at 8:11 PM #

    *banging head on desk*

    Ok, one last time and then I’m giving up.

    Not only do we deal with sexualization of children in the pageant and modeling industry, but also the film/TV industry. Wasn’t it Kristen Stewart’s parents who “ok’d” her to take roles that were prostitutes or of skanky character while she was MINOR??? How is that #$@# ok????? I think sexualization of children makes a completel mockery of the devastation that is the kidnapping and selling of young children (both boys and girls) into sex slavery and prostitution.

    And while on this tangent, not only sexualization of children becoming more acceptable, so is allowing children to swear like sailors onscreen. It is NOT cute and I think it is a real disgrace that script writers have the “parents” respond with eye roles and laughs. That is NOT what good parents who are raising their children to be upstanding, civilized moral children allow.

    * off to sit in corner, ticked off at both phone and PC*

    • Parisienne September 8, 2011 at 8:16 PM #

      yes i think her parents ok’d her roles. its ok to them because they think its ok. only those who have morals and decency do not. ITA i think it is a mockery. Why don’t we just print out all the numbers and addresses of the registered sex offenders and leave our children on their doorstep? Its ridiculous. I’m off for the night. Have a good night everyone.

      • littlebells September 8, 2011 at 8:20 PM #

        night!

        • comic relief September 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM #

          Paris,

          Sorry I missed the discussion.

          I’ve wanted to ask what you thought about fine artist photographer Sally Mann. Many of her images feature suggestive nudes of her children. Few miss that they are sexually provocative.

          Though many have protested or taken exception, her work tends to skirt popular kiddie-porn debates because of her status as an artist.

          What do you think?

          http://www.artnet.com/artists/sally-mann/

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