Friday, March 28, 2008

Ouch.

Some people are getting up in arms about the imaginary Sweet Valley High girls and their dress size.

Me, I find this story at Philly Magazine about real life moms taking their real life 9 year olds to get bikini waxes a lot more alarming.

(Thanks to Carlie W. who told me about the Philly Magazine story, she saw it in a beauty blog.)

7 comments:

Christine M said...

That article was really disturbing!

bleeding espresso said...

Unbelievable, and yes, so disturbing.

TadMack said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!
EXPLETIVES!!!!!! Waaay disturbing.

Amy McAuley said...

I shouldn't even read that article or my head will explode.

The nostalgia factor is nudging me to get my girls into the new SVH series. But there's no way they'd be interested in the books, especially my fourteen-year-old.

Franki said...

Oh, my! Who knew? Very sad.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Liz,

You wonder what's going on in some mothers' heads??? It's sad to see young girls leaving childhood behind at such an early age.

Liz B said...

What's fascinating (in a trainwreck sort of way) is that the kids are being rushed out of childhood; and the body of choice is one that denies puberty. Remove that hair & create/maintain the illusion of puberty never happening; along with one of the Hollywood body types being very child-like, with an absence of curves.

So to be a grown up, have a body that doesn't look like you've grown up.

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