Miss USA--I don't get it
Of course, this all transfers onto the new style of young women in the public eye: Paris Hilton Trampy. What the heck happened to propriety? I'm certainly no prude, nor do I think that women should act like 'ladies', but do they have to set the example but they're setting? Is it right to think that this behavior is the future behavior of our daughters? I'm really not happy about this. Thankfully, my daughter is still in full body contact with her underwear, but I have to wonder what will happen once she's in college and really under the influence of the tramp culture?
It started out with the tramp clothing that stores were selling a few years back. Seeing grammar school students walking around with lowrise jeans and belly shirts. Was Miss USA one of those kids back in her little Kentucky town? When she was a pagent kid and prancing around town in her crown did she worry about the evils of living in New York, or was she just dressing up in Ho clothes and primping and preening to attract male attention? What kind of double message did she buy that allowed her to be such an embarassment to her parents?
I don't like the messages young girls are getting from the media. I don't like that every move Britney, Paris, Lindsey, and Nicole make is publicized everywhere. Oh, I admit that I look at the photos sans panties just like everyone else. I cluck my tongue at those shaved nether regions, I shake my head in dismay at the drunken photos, the sad police photos after the numerous DUIs just like everyone else. But if it wasn't publicized, if the media didn't revel in the foibles of these sad young women, then I wouldn't know about it. I guess the point is, we're allowing the media to make these out-of-control women into something they should never be: role models. Oh, they're pretty and lord knows they are thin, but they're dumb and sad and have absolutely nothing going for them.
Britney is a parent that is out partying instead of paying attention to her kids. Who the heck is raising them? Lindsey can't hold a job. Paris doesn't seem to have a job. Nicole is too busy in rehab and starving themselves to work. These girls do absolutely nothing besides shop and party. These aren't role models we want for our children. The more that we idealize them, the more our own children are going to want to be like them. I don't know about you, but I want my daughter to be a successful, happy, member of society. I want her to be clean and neat and presentable. I so do not want her to be a sloppy drunk being hauled out of club after club, being arrested for DUIs, dressed like a tramp with no underwear. I mean, is that what you want for your little princess?
I think Miss USA should have lost her crown. I believe in second chances, I really do. But not in the public eye. She messed up. She was clearly told what her responsibilities were before she embarked on the beauty pagent route. She didn't seem to care. She's a role model for pagent kids. Giving her a sceond chance only enforces that beautiful girls can act any way they want and the consequences are nil for them. I don't like this at all. Stumble It! JBlog Me