Parents have a lot of pressure on them these days. We are assaulted with all sorts of challenges to the values we work so hard to instill in our children. Is it too much to ask for a little help from the media and companies who (like it or not) play an influential role in our children’s lives?
I don’t think so, and neither does Reverend Evan Dolive. He penned this excellent letter to Victoria’s Secret regarding their PINK line, which purportedly targets college students, but as we all know, will be attractive to teenage girls wanting to be more mature than they are. I know, because I was a teenager once. VS executives have actually admitted that they are trying to attract the younger teens.
Some of the commenters make the point that if you do your job as a parent, then it shouldn’t matter what products VS or the like put out. I think they miss the entire point; it’s not just about teaching values to our children, it’s about holding the media (including companies) accountable for the junk they put out there. Objectifying women is never okay. Pushing sexiness onto young girls (college age or not) is never okay.
Read the Rev’s letter and let us know what you think!