So...I see a commercial about an upcoming reality series called "Toddlers and Tiaras" on TLC. Documentation of parents and their children who participate in pageants. Now, beside the damn obvious...what is WRONG with this picture? Haven't these people seen or heard of Jon Benet Ramsey? Do you think that child is dead on accident? *rolling eyes* In this day and age of the molester...I would NOT put make up on my child and strut her across a stage looking like a miniature woman! I believe wholeheartedly that Jon Benet's death is a direct result of her being involved in those pageants...even if all it did was perpetuate an "attraction" if you will...to her young self, that eventually ended in her death.
WHAT is to be gained by putting your child on display as young as 2yrs old? Dolled up and coached to pose, dance and speak like an adult. I'm in NO way comparing children to pets, but shit...yea, I am. LMAO. I hate when people dress their dogs up and groom them to look like camels and buffalo. (Check these pics) Curvy Queen showed me that and I fell out laughing...before I got MAD! Helpless animals being played with and used as entertainment piss me off. I doubt if a dog's thoughts could be read, you'd see "Dress me up like a bitch with pearls, a pleated skirt, polo shirt and pink sneakers on all paws" uh...no. So, I see this is a very similar situation. Dressing up kids who have no control or say over what they do...like grown ass folks, encouraged to play into an ALREADY skewed societal view of women.
Anyway...I'm done ranting. What yall think about this?
I'm a lover AND a fighter...I like the folks most don't. I walk to the beat of a drummer....who isn't REALLY in the band, but got the best beats. I am big on love..."I see you" where you're at...hopefully this blog helps you to see me, as well. Either Love me...or leave me alone!
Having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. - a quote by Dinah Craik