Parents, Your Little Girl’s Premature Sexuality is Your Fault

LZ Granderson says, “Parents, Don’t Dress Your Girls Like Tramps” over at CNN.com:

And then I realize as creepy as it is to think a store like Abercrombie is offering something like the “Ashley”, the fact remains that sex only sells because people are buying it. No successful retailer would consider introducing an item like a padded bikini top for kindergartners if they didn’t think people would buy it.

If they didn’t think parents would buy it, which raises the question: What in the [edited] is wrong with us?

It’s easy to blast companies for introducing the sexy wear, but our ire really should be directed at the parents who think low rise jeans for a second grader is cute. They are the ones who are spending the money to fuel this budding trend. They are the ones who are suppose to decide what’s appropriate for their young children to wear, not executives looking to brew up controversy or turn a profit.

So he raises a good question: why do parents continue to buy their little girls clothing that can only be described as overtly sexual? Here are three reasons:

  1. These parents love popularity more than purity. The call of the world and instant fifteen-seconds-of-fame drums louder than the quiet whisper and coming judgment of and for purity.
  2. These parents love fame more than faithfulness. As Granderson says in this video interview,
    “We have a generation of cowardly parents. They don’t want to be
    uncool. They don’t have the courage and the thick skin to say ‘no’ and
    deal with the consequences.”
  3. These parents love ease more than eternity. It’s hard to say no when your child continues to ask you the same question over and again. It’s easier to say yes, sending them on a path of impurity that, Proverbs 5 and 7 teaches, leads straight to spiritual death. So who cares about eternity for your child?
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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

3 Responses to Parents, Your Little Girl’s Premature Sexuality is Your Fault

  1. Hermonta Godwin says:

    I think the three reasons at the end, reduce to, “They don’t know any better”. They do not understand the implications of their actions or their worldview is in error in this area. People throughout history have and continue to die for what they believe to be true. People are destroyed for lack of knowledge not lack of caring.

    • B Treece says:

      Hermonta,

      This is your first comment! Thanks for coming.

      At one level, you’re right – parents don’t know any better. But, according to the Bible, we’re accountable for our decisions even when we’re blind and deaf to the truth. That’s what makes blindness and deafness damnable rather than inconsequential, right?

      So, yes, the parents don’t know any better, but they also value popularity, fame, and ease over purity, faithfulness, and eternity. And people are not only destroyed for their lack of knowledge but also their inordinate loves (which is what idolatry is). Check the prophets.

      Britt
      crossonmyback

  2. Hermonta Godwin says:

    They definitely are responsible/accountable. I didn’t wish to attack that point. I thought the post was a overly hard on the reasons why they act how they act.

    As far as inordinate love goes, I think it is susceptible to the same objections. You love that which you believe delivers something that you think is good. Now it may be a lie that you have bought but you are not “selling out”. So misplaced love is just a result of not knowing what is right.

    Hermonta

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