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Dizzying Intellect » Priorities

Priorities

I’ve never seen High School Musical (I know.) so I’m not sure what this reference is about, but I’ll tell you why it’s baffling.

HIGH School Musical knickers for young girls have sparked outrage — because they have the words “Dive in” on them.

Sue Ralph bought a packet of five pairs, with a “Disney-approved” design promoting the hit movie, for her seven-year-old granddaughter.

“You just never know who could see that and think it was a bit too enticing for a young child to be wearing.”

This story was on FoxNews, but I linked to The Sun because they have a picture. Look at that writing. It’s freaking microscopic.

If anyone has their head so close to your seven year old granddaughter’s crotch that they can read those tiny letters (and potentially be offended/enticed), the words should be the least of your worries. Pick up a frying pan and begin beating them with it immediately. Jeez.

I’m as horrified by little girls dressing like tarts as the next breeding-age woman, but a little perspective, please? (And come on, “dive in?” Getting innuendo from that is a tad histrionic.)

  • By Tracy, August 14, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

    Uh, yeah. I’m with you on this one.

    So, Monday night we’re buying school clothes. I’m in the fitting area with my two girls, 14 and 12, as they try on stuff. This other mom is sitting there while her 10-ish year old tries on shorts - with “Bongo” written in rainbow crystals across the butt. (Not that Bongo is bad, it’s the brand, but isn’t that enticing people to smack her on the butt?)

    But what gets me, is the daughter wants the smaller size, the mom wants the slightly bigger size, and the mom says “These make your butt look good.”

    Um.

    Did you just say your 10 year old daughter’s butt looks good in those shorts?

    WTH?

    I just worry about patterns that will hide drips and fabrics that will hold up. Obviously, I’m doing this parenting thing ALL wrong.

  • By Tanya, August 15, 2008 @ 4:42 pm

    Honestly, I don’t know what some parents are thinking. Do they not remember how great it was to be a carefree kid with no worries? And now that poor girl’s going to worried about how her butt looks, at ten years old.

    Which is not even considering the pervs, and the parents enabling the pervs, and freaking Bratz dolls, and I don’t even know why Bratz dolls piss me off so much when I don’t even have kids. This whole trend is so gross.

    I maintain that the ‘Dive In’ thing was massive overreaction, and a distraction from the real problem, though. Can we leave Disney alone and burn the Bratz factory to the ground, please? I’ll get a match.

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