Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Turning little girls into mini-whores...

Exploitation of children comes in all forms, most are illegal, some are not. Beauty pageants are, in my opinion, a form of legal exploitation of young girls. I just find it reprehensible that any parent would parade their child around, showing skin and having them dance provocatively, for the sake of fame. Have you seen these girls? They're made up to look like mini-whores. It's not the fault of the kids, it's their---and I use the term loosely---mothers---attempting to live vicariously through their little girls. It's a disgrace---the persons most responsible for protecting their children, are in fact, the ones exploiting them.

I'm going to be bold here and say no good mother would do this to her child. No good mother would parade her daughter around made-up and dressed like a mini-whore, feeding her pixie sticks and mixtures of Red Bull & Mountain Dew to get her to perform better. No, no, no! What the hell kind of example are they setting for those little girls?

By the way, while we're at it, where in the hell are the fathers? Because really, what kind of dad would sit by and let this happen to his little girl?

It's the little things...

I often wonder why people who have so much to offer don't see the same value in themselves that others see in them. What makes people so hard on themselves? There are a lot of people out there who are kind, compassionate, smart, funny and have a lot to offer to the world and yet they see themselves as so much less. Everybody has value, everybody has the potential to contribute great things to the world. The smallest most insignificant gesture can snowball into something so incredibly huge it takes on a life of its own.

So when you hear someone talk about how insignificant they feel just remind them that big things come in small packages.