Hypersexualization of Children Exposed!

Submitted by: monkwarrior 8 months ago Science
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwUwchCeeI4
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Male 835
Corporate America has been shilling all sorts of things, from food, to soft drinks, to toys, to clothing, to kids for years. I do agree, their tactics are getting a bit concerning, but I have to agree with Gerry. Take the responsibility for what your kids see and do. As to MonkWarrior's comment about "both parents having to work": bullshit. I work. My wife doesn't (not a paying job, outside the home at least; she does plenty at home!). I make $55,000 a year. More than a lot, but not an extravagant amount. We understand that we don't need a huge house, or five cars, or a new car every year, and we get by just fine. If more people would learn to live within their means, and stop trying to keep up with everyone else, one spouse could stop working in most instances. Does my family have everything they want? No, they don't. More importantly, do they have everything they need? Absolutely. We are not "well off" by any means, but we are comfortable. Unless both spouses have high-level educations and/or high paying jobs, one spouse is working to pay for themselves to go to work, and for child care, in most instances. They are not really making any money. My wife worked for a bit years ago, when our kids were much younger, and all she did by working was shoot us in the foot come tax time. I have a friend who is a single mother, with four kids (the fourth was just born at about 6:30 AM EST today). She has been working jobs in fast food and retail for a few years now. She struggles, sure, but she is making it. Just goes to show that two incomes are NOT needed.
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Male 38,290
Sounding like an old prude, some of these dance shows and competitions have a bit bit more ' hoochie-mamma ' than I would want my little girl to be doing. .... if my grand baby turns out to be a a girl.... in January I AM SO STOKED!
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Male 38,290
So easy to blame big corporations. Tell me Geena Davis, did Barbie hypersexualize you? Granted there's a lot more sex out there that children are exposed as compared to my youth.... but that's about parents making it available. Buying bad toys/games. Stop expecting corporations to do your parenting job. McDonalds is not responsible for your kids nutrition. Barbie is not responsible for you buying inappropriate clothing for a 9 year old.
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Male 1,906
I think the argument is that they are leading the charge of this, leaving parents (who now both have to work compared to just 30 years ago), with little time to filter all that their children watch. The expectation is that they will show things that will nourish a child's education, but now corporations are targeting them to hone them to be a spending consumer.
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Male 38,290
There is a lot they're exposed to but parents are just too lazy to use the tools at hand. V-chips in tv's keep your kid watching Disney not HBO. The parent should know what apps are on the iPad. And why does a 6 year old need a smart phone that accesses the internet? A cheep flip phone is enough for security reasons. Again, the parents are buying all this junk for their kids and then blaming Walmart for selling it to them.
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Male 1,906
no one should be indoctrinated into corporate explotation, imho.
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Female 9,461
I 100% agree with the statement. My parents were very good about making sure that what my brother and I got was appropriate and made sure that we understood that what we saw was not real. However, I do think the video does stretch it out a little too much.
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Male 38,290
Want to know when I got a TV in my room as a kid? When I could earn enough to buy one, that's when. And that's how I raised my boy. He resented it then as I did, but he's turned out good, or at least he's good at hiding shit from me LOL
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Male 6,437
My brain can't contain all the crazy.
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