FirstNationalBastard: Sooo... does the media approve of people trying to fark kids, or not?They're really giving out mixed messages.
FirstNationalBastard: I wish they would make up their mind.
miss diminutive: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x363]I consider myself a pretty laid back person, and it usually takes a lot to get me riled up. That being said, this is simply wrong. W-R-O-N-G wrong.
gameshowhost: The one on the right is a Shar-Pei.
doglover: And what about tribal peoples? There's been millions of humans, some still living today, that run around in equatorial heat naked as the day they were born and nothin' is weird about it. Or nude beaches? Some people take their families there. Their WHOLE families, from grandpa to grandkids. In the end, it's just a body.Seriously, why are people so uptight?
Bathia_Mapes: miss diminutive: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x363]I consider myself a pretty laid back person, and it usually takes a lot to get me riled up. That being said, this is simply wrong. W-R-O-N-G wrong.Agreed. I don't know what is worse. Sexualizing girls like this, or that crapfest, "Toddlers & Tiaras".
miss diminutive: In fact there isn't any nudity in the picture at all, and that's not the issue. The issue is the sexualization of someone who isn't sexually mature yet.
doglover: Does she look like a sex object? Not really. She's prepubescent, and children have big heads that throw off their body lines. She's dressed VERY conservatively. The look on her face is truly innocent. She's just doing what other models do. Children ape adults. It happens. Who cares?
doglover: She's not being sexualized.
Snapper Carr: 2 more years and she can star in a remake of Pretty Baby.
doglover: Does she look like a sex object?
GreenSun: Nothing wrong here. We've already had child models even back in the ancient world. If art in the old world painted nude kids all the time, what's wrong with showing a picture of a clothed kid? I don't think the kid is being exploited. She probably earns a lot of money. Her future will be easily secured. She'll have education, friends, fun times, and maybe someday she'll figure out what she really wants to become. As of now, at least she's getting money.
JRoo: Forget the makeup and clothes, how did they get a ten year old to look like a total biatch?
miss diminutive: If you see some difference between the two please feel free to elaborate. That being said, do you even have a problem with children's beauty pageants in the first place?
Herb Utsmelz: Many anthropologists (I know, weasel words) believe that the application of lip coloring began as an attempt to attract males by mimicking aroused genitalia.
doglover: miss diminutive: If you see some difference between the two please feel free to elaborate. That being said, do you even have a problem with children's beauty pageants in the first place?Nope. If the kids want to dress up like they see older women do and copy what they're doing, they'll do that anyway. Might as well get some socializing in while they're there.I've worked with hordes of children. So, my circuitry is wired to file most things under "Kids will be kids." As long as everyone's got their clothes on, no one's on fire, and there's no blood being shed children are pretty much invisible to me. Maybe that's why I'm not outraged.They do sexual seeming shiat all the time completely innocently. If you project, yeah it's wrong. But if you step back and look at it like you were a kid again you'll see you're not touting your body like the whore of Babylon, you're just wearing "big girl clothes" or doing a little dance.Can it be sexual when a person who's got puberty under their belt does it? Yes. That doesn't mean the act itself is sexual.Hell, I used to sing along to songs like Rebel Yell back when I was so young I thought the only thing a penis could do is help boys write their name in snow better than girls. I never realized it was about sex until much later. And I think you'll find upon reexamining those photos that the girl is just trying hard to copy other models' poses.
Mr. Potatoass: Herb Utsmelz: Many anthropologists (I know, weasel words) believe that the application of lip coloring began as an attempt to attract males by mimicking aroused genitalia.Others used it to determine if their cat's butthole made contact with their counter top.
JackalRabbit: "Rebel Yell" was about sex? I be damned.
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