Stepping Into Some Hot Water…

I can’t get into video games.  Perhaps my reflexes aren’t what they need to be, or the games just don’t interest me.  I’m guessing it’s  a combination of both, but mostly due to the latter.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy games, but usually they have to be along the lines of Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and Mah Jongg Dark 3D over at MyYearbook (recently changed to MeetMe).

When I’m bored, I can spend way too much time playing Mah Jongg, but even that gets old after a few games, so I sometimes find myself scrolling through the message board on Yearbook (sorry, I’ll never get used to MeetMe).  I can usually count on finding a funny joke or two, but all too often I find my jaw dropping.  No offense to anyone but…

Why is it some women have so little respect for themselves that they’ll post pictures that could almost qualify as porn?!

Every time I see one, I start feeling really old, because every time I see one I want to scream, “There’s more to you than your breasts!  And if the only guys you can attract can only be attracted by pictures like that, they’re not worth having!” 

My daughter and I discuss topics like this on a fairly regular basis.  I tend to be a little conservative in my expectations regarding her wardrobe.  I’m not saying she should dress like a nun, but neither do I think she should dress with an emphasis on certain parts of her body.  Not that she’s bad about that (much), but I do make a point of drawing attention to girls who seem to be ‘advertising.’  Especially when creepy older guys are the ones taking notice.

You know the guys I mean, too.  They give you the willies just looking at them.  And there they are, ogling these young, half-dressed girls.  Even the not-so-young, because there are plenty of attractive women in their 30’s and 40’s who are ‘showing off,’ too.

But it’s the young girls that worry me the most.  Of course Hollywood doesn’t help matters.  When I see some of the celebrities these kids look up to, I’m just stunned.  These singers and actresses don’t seem to have a clue about the impact they have on their fans.

Am I the only person who remembers a time when women didn’t want to been seen as just ‘sex objects?’  Because it doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago.  Now it’s like that’s all they want to be seen as.  And it really scares me.  I mean when I’m shopping and see sexy clothes for grade schoolers??!!  Are you kidding me?!

Girls (and ladies), some guys aren’t into that.  The guys worth having, anyway.  Check out this post at Backwoods Mom…if you want an opinion from a nice looking young man.

So tell me, am I being a prude?  In some ways, I’m sure that I am.  On the other hand, I see too many news stories that make me wish girls took their safety seriously.  That important issue aside, though, I just wish they’d respect themselves more.  (Yeah, I know.  I didn’t just step into hot water here…I dove in…)

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