Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mickey Mouse is getting fresh.

So, I'm on the treadmill at the gym yesterday. Our gym is the new trendy kind with about 20 big screen tv.s attached to the wall so you can be entertained while you suck wind. I'm just watching the "Life TV" channel (it's basically music videos from the exercise soundtrack playing in the gym). Video after video, it's the same thing. 16 year old girls trying desperately to look 25, while lip synching to annoying over synthesized electronica. Who teaches them that this is a worthwhile goal? Does someone actually give them advice on how to try to pout so they look tough but afraid at the same time(it actually comes off like someone let one go and they're not happy about it), while singing lyrics like "I'll never love another, our love is undercover". (Okay, I just made that up, but that's just about the gist of it). And the hair shaking, my goodness. I often wonder what the affects will be one their poor necks after so much whiplash designed for follicle volumization). Okay, now I'm a product of the Tiffany, Debbie Gibson generation but they mostly personified teenage angst. I was definitely one to try to mimic the squinty eyed sad face when I sang along with my giant ConAir Hairbrush. Where did the over sexualization come into play? At what point did 15 year olds turn from bubble gum poptarts to something that makes me want to give them all a hard shake. Is this a product of Britney? And what do I tell my kids when (more hopefully if)they start acting like this? What I want to say is "these girls look ridiculous, why do you want to act like a bunch of mini- sharon stone's?" (Which will probably be lost on them because as far as a career goes she's pretty much fallen off of the map, sorry all you Sharon Stone fans, but it's true). Is it just me? Am I over thinking the situation? If you have no idea what I'm talking about, flip on the disney channel and then tell me.


Gabe and Monica said...

Amen sista'! I feel your pain...I'm scared for Lilly to grow-up and have to deal with all the junk this world throws at us as females. All we can do is pray, pray, pray, trust God, and teach our children to be critical thinkers of all that is around them.

Triss Teh said...

Break the facade you must.

shay said...

Hey, I followed you over from a comment on Minivan mom's blog (go girl is all I can say. Good words!)

AND I'm with ya sister! When did we move from Debbie Gibson's vests to teeny short shorts and halter tops?

I'm scared for my little girls. I think I need to pray a bit more.

Cute girlies btw (I scrolled down)

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