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Re: Randomness « Reply #19425 on: March 26, 2013, 06:54 PM »
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They are acting, but I have several years' experience working with kids, and sadly due to their exposure to media it's not as far-fetched as you might think.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19426 on: March 26, 2013, 06:55 PM »
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They are acting, but I have several years' experience working with kids, and sadly due to their exposure to media it's not as far-fetched as you might think.
Aye - they should be playing with their dolls and enjoying their innocence imo.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19427 on: March 26, 2013, 07:04 PM »
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Playing devils advocate, I'm wondering what reasons there are why this is wrong? I know for parents it's obviously sad to see children less innocent in those years but is that a valid reason?
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19428 on: March 26, 2013, 07:08 PM »
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Playing devils advocate, I'm wondering what is genuinely wrong with it other than it's sad for parents to see children less innocent in those years?
For me, it's just not appropriate content for kids that age.  I'm assuming there must have been parental agreement in all of this, and for the life of me I do not understand why any parent would agree to have their child doing this.  It's like these Beauty Pagents for kids in the US - I mean what's that all about?
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19429 on: March 26, 2013, 07:10 PM »
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Kids enjoy copying adult behaviour, but do not have adult comprehension.

This is my main concern:

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Re: Randomness « Reply #19430 on: March 26, 2013, 07:10 PM »
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For me, it's just not appropriate content for kids that age.  I'm assuming there must have been parental agreement in all of this, and for the life of me I do not understand why any parent would agree to have their child doing this.  It's like these Beauty Pagents for kids in the US - I mean what's that all about?
Oh right... I was actually asking the question about children being like that in reality.

But in regards to the acting, well there isn't anything sexual, just innocent puppy love or whatever you call it. So I don't see a problem there.

The beauty pageant on the other hand is disgusting.

Kids enjoy copying adult behaviour, but do not have adult comprehension.
I do share that concern although what we saw in that video was not inappropriate, just shows a lack of innocence if connected to reality.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19431 on: March 26, 2013, 07:12 PM »
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Beauty pageants are a product of the society at large - over-sexualization of children at a young age combined with the fact that we basically love to reinforce the idea that a woman/girl's worth is based on their attractiveness (however that attractiveness is defined).
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19432 on: March 26, 2013, 07:13 PM »
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Beauty pageants are a product of the society at large - over-sexualization of children at a young age combined with the fact that we basically love to reinforce the idea that a woman/girl's worth is based on their attractiveness (however that attractiveness is defined).
Is it mainstream America? I was hoping that awful part of society was on the fringe.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19433 on: March 26, 2013, 07:15 PM »
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Is it mainstream America? I was hoping that awful part of society was in the minority.

It's more of a southern thing (take that with whatever it implies).

I don't think the majority of society is exempt from the willingness to sexualize young girls (see: the fact that we call young girls who are "sexy": "Lolitas")

Highly ironic since that would make society the Humbert Humberts of the world.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19434 on: March 26, 2013, 07:19 PM »
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Mark.. check out Dance Moms.  Rolling Eyes
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19435 on: March 26, 2013, 07:20 PM »
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General question:
How old were you when you had your first crush, and what did you do about it?
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19436 on: March 26, 2013, 07:22 PM »
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General question:
How old were you when you had your first crush, and what did you do about it?
I was in year 5 of primary school so not sure what age that would be, maybe 11? I would just follow the girl and shout rude things at her with my friend. I was a nasty piece of work but I blame the bad influence of my friend.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19437 on: March 26, 2013, 07:41 PM »
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Is it mainstream America? I was hoping that awful part of society was on the fringe.
Nah, mostly below the fringe Mark.
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19438 on: March 26, 2013, 09:11 PM »
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I was in year 5 of primary school so not sure what age that would be, maybe 11? I would just follow the girl and shout rude things at her with my friend. I was a nasty piece of work but I blame the bad influence of my friend.

I was about 8 years old. His name was Gordon, and we would chase each other around the playground. When we caught each other, we would punch each other in the stomach.
The rules in the playground were if you managed to catch/be caught, that meant you were "girlfriend and boyfriend."

Such romance.. wonder what he's doing now.. Very Happy
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Re: Randomness « Reply #19439 on: March 26, 2013, 10:54 PM »
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Wow Scotnadian-how romantic! Very Happy

I was maybe 11 at the time...he was tall,really good-looking,and really nice to me.We'd play games for hours together.Didn't really do anything about,though I'm pretty sure I planned our wedding at least twice!

He's still really tall,really good-looking and really nice-but he came out a couple of years ago now,so I can't see that carefully planned wedding in our future!  w00t
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