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Old 03-22-2013, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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Seriously, I have a million pictures of me distorting my face, doing peace signs and crazy poses and my baby blanket I wanted to take with me wrapped on my head like a turban.....
Yet not one memory of awful billboards....

 
Old 03-22-2013, 11:45 PM
 
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People like you have such an issue with that stuff that you actively seek it out to complain about it being somewhere.

I just drove from denver to Nashville, before I left my mom was going on and on Bout how in Missouri they have nothing but billboards advertising sex shops and fireworks.....


I was too busy taking stupid pictures with my boyfriend and sleeping to notice one of those billboards.
I'm talking about when I am at the mall and see a 5 year old child staring up at the giant Victoria's Secret posters. If their kindergarten teacher had that poster hanging in the classroom, that teacher would be fired and possibly even arrested, yet we shove this stuff in kids faces all the time out in public. I'm talking about the Sports Illustrated "swimsuit edition" and Cosmo and tabloids being displayed right at the eye level of little kids in drug store and grocery store checkout lines. Children are sponges, soaking up everything around them. These images are poisoning their minds, contributing to sexism, eating disorders, distorted views about sexuality and self worth, and a host of other ills.

Again, I don't want your right to view that stuff taken away. I just want my right to not view it restored.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 04:51 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Religion is worse for society than the Kardashians or porn.
I guess this answers the OPs question... YIKES
 
Old 03-23-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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I'm talking about when I am at the mall and see a 5 year old child staring up at the giant Victoria's Secret posters. If their kindergarten teacher had that poster hanging in the classroom, that teacher would be fired and possibly even arrested, yet we shove this stuff in kids faces all the time out in public. I'm talking about the Sports Illustrated "swimsuit edition" and Cosmo and tabloids being displayed right at the eye level of little kids in drug store and grocery store checkout lines. Children are sponges, soaking up everything around them. These images are poisoning their minds, contributing to sexism, eating disorders, distorted views about sexuality and self worth, and a host of other ills.

Again, I don't want your right to view that stuff taken away. I just want my right to not view it restored.
Last week I was standing at a checkout line at my local grocery store just kind of looking at the covers of magazines.

The word "SEX" was on almost half of the covers, over women who were scantily dressed and it was usually "how to have the best SEX ever" "What he wants when it comes to SEX"

I did take a look around wondering what I would have thought if I was a kid reading this stuff.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The OP had it right. We're becoming a nation full of shallow, superficial, materialistic, pop culture obsessed idiots.
Really? College admission is tougher than ever, American universities are the choice schools for the world's academics, and the average American high school graduate takes more advanced math than the average college student of 40 years ago.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'm no prude,but I think you can put the blame squarely on the media,the movie industry,Television,and probably video games...and those that control it.

"Blame" for what? Blame them for serving the interests of their customers?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'm talking about when I am at the mall and see a 5 year old child staring up at the giant Victoria's Secret posters.
What do you suggest the government or any other organization in power do about this concern of yours?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Last week I was standing at a checkout line at my local grocery store just kind of looking at the covers of magazines.

The word "SEX" was on almost half of the covers, over women who were scantily dressed and it was usually "how to have the best SEX ever" "What he wants when it comes to SEX"

I did take a look around wondering what I would have thought if I was a kid reading this stuff.
What's worse? A kid becoming aware of the sexual insecurities of women OR A kid having his mom cover his eyes sending him the message that sex is bad or wrong?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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There is no greatest generation. And Tom Brokaw is certainly not the arbiter of which generation is the greatest.

Why the "Greatest Generation" was not so great:



- Japanese internment camps

- Segregated drinking fountains anyone?



- Ingrained culture of discrimination against gays, women, and minorities.



I could go on and on and on and on, but there's no point because there is no greatest generation and we all know that.
I agree on these. Since this thread is on parenting, I would have a harder time explaining these points above to my kids than I would the Kardashians. Heck, I'd have a hard time explaining the Vietnam War or Iraq War too. And, to take it even further, I don't vote and I explain why I don't vote to my kids. To me, politics isn't that much different than religion in terms of brainwashing and herd mentality. Atheist, apolitical.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Communication with children is best. I explain every question to my son. Teach them right from wrong.
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