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The Overt Sexualization of our Generation…

Good morning, Netizens...

Last week Casey King wrote:

Be the sexuality in question homo or hetero or xeno in nature, it is my considered opinion that we are sexualizing our children far to early and that we are damaging them in doing so.

In a day and time when I am increasingly growing desperate to find TV fare that is fit and decent enough for my granddaughter to watch, until now I thought Miley Cryus, AKA Hanna Montana just about fit the bill. While I admit a certain amount of reservation about the mass merchandising of Hanna Montana, the clothing, accessories and of course, her music, it was all being done in the name of wholesomeness and until recently remained adamantly G-rated. To my granddaughter, Hanna Montana is the epitome of what her role model should be. You haven't heard my lovely little bird warble until Hanna Montana's show hits the airwaves.

Next month, 15 year-old Miley Cyrus will appear on the front cover of Vanity Fair Magazine in a near-buck-naked photo taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Oops.



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