All the reasons I’m against Toddlers & Tiaras in one perfect vid. Thank you, whoever made this. I hate those beauty pageants for kids, and this is why.
Toddlers in Tiara’s is a sick horrible show and the people who do this to their children are sick horrible people.
It’s shit like this that we let pass that make it so hard for us as a society to say things like “Pedophilia is totally bad” when we are deeply and openly sexualizing and parading sexualized images of children on TV as a form of “entertainment”
If any of these images of these girls were printed in a magazine for the purpose of being wacked off to we would be APPALLED, and yet we can put them on TV like this with all the same window dressing and say that in THIS form is ok because we’re not intentionally doing it to tantalize the judges sexually, while at the same time using all the vocabulary for saying “We’re trying to sexually tantalize the judges.”
It’s horrible and wrong and confusing and fucked up.
And it is the definition of abuse, forcing these children to go through painful procedures against their will that have zero health benefits. If these parents slapped their children across the face and made them cry they’d be arrested, but instead they can rip the hair out of their eyebrows (same amount of pain) and make them cry and it’s just shrugged off because that’s how things are.
It’s physical abuse, it’s sexual abuse, it’s mental and emotional abuse.
And instead of arresting these abusers we’re NORMALIZING it. Putting it on TV and saying “It’s ok this is NORMAL” so what are other abusive parents and kids supposed to think when they see these shows?
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There’s a big point that I think a lot of people are missing about this whole employer mandate thing. Employees are not receiving healthcare for free. If the employer offers health coverage, it is part of your benefits, essentially a part of your salary for working there. In many cases, you have to take money OUT of your paycheck to foot a portion of the premiums. People saying women should just buy the birth control out of pocket aren’t recognizing the fact that their job is what is paying for that healthcare in the first place.I pay $400 a month in health care, DESPITE the fantastic employment benefit package we have. (FYI, that’s MORE than I was paying when I paid for my own healthcare 100%.) So what you’re saying is that you can potentially deny me services that I’ve already paid for?Employers aren’t providing the benefit out of the goodness of their hearts. They make a lot more off the back of the employee, from his/her productivity. “They’re not banning BC” is a rallying cry for conservatives here, but I think that’s not adequate after giving it some more thought.Some blogger said that the liberal mentality here is, “If you won’t give it to me, then I guess I can’t have it.” That’s a problematic thought, because healthcare isn’t an entitlement; it’s a benefit—part of your salary. You WORK for that. For some people, the health care benefits are the only reason they even bother with their jobs.
There’s also the religious implication.If my anti-religious convictions say I should have whatever treatment I please, whose religious views should trump whose? My work pays for your shit, and you in turn pay me. Should employers be allowed to deduct pay based on how you spend it? Like, say, if my employer was a hardcore Christian who found out I don’t tithe. Do his/her religious views allow for the 10% deduction of my pay? It’s not a federal law thing, but I wonder who is infringing on whom in this case, and who actually has the rights?This whole thing is fucked up.
Hobby Lobby has basically said “Our religion makes us believe a certain types of medication is immoral because we don’t know how to science, therefore we demand that our employees’ personal insurance plans should not cover these medications (even though federal law has already determined all women are entitled to them).”
And 5 males said…. “Yeah, that seems legit. Your (factually incorrect) beliefs should definitely take precedence over the rights and medical needs of the women you employ. Since you sincerely believe them, of course.”
The more I think about it, the angrier I get.
sometimes I think about how weird it is that dogs wag their tails when they’re happy like they don’t even think about it they just instinctively wave their butts around and flail their butt appendage
but then other times I realize that when humans are happy they open their mouths and expose their teeth like. you have pleased The TEETH. to prove the extent of the joy of The TEETH we will now expel short, loud bursts of sound. you have done well today. The TEETH are satisfied."
The fact is, a 14-year-old girl may be capable of agreeing to sex with a 49-year-old man, but she doesn’t have the emotional and mental maturity to consent. I was 25 before I realized that every man I’d slept with as a teenager was a pedophile. It seemed to me that since I’d courted the attention, that I was fully culpable. What teenager believes she is not mentally or emotionally capable of full consent? I thought I was an adult, although when I look at the picture of myself from the time period above, I see a child.
I thought I was the exception for these men, the girl so precocious and advanced that it superseded social norms. I thought that I was “older than my chronological age.”
It never occurred to me as a young sexually active teen that the adult men I had relationships with may have been manipulating me, that they had designs and motives I couldn’t see from my limited child’s perspective."
Everyone should read this article if they haven’t already. The anecdotes are upsetting and carry major TW (pedophilia, graphic depictions of sex), but the message is just so on point.
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