Friday, February 12, 2010

The X Rated Mall

Spark and I logged a few walking miles tonight at the mall while Dancer was at dance rehearsal. This is just not the best moral option for us. Those store fronts are X-rated.

A couple of years ago Victoria Secrets had a poster of a woman lounging, well not how I lounge but that is the best word I can think of here, in her new purchase from this store. When we walked by the store I diverted the kids eyes to the other side of the hallway. I called the mall office and was told that the stores can put whatever they want in their windows and they have no control over it. Really? They had just put in a big playground and family bathrooms hoping to attract families but they have no control over the rest of the mall?

Fast forward to now and the Victoria Secret poster would just blend in with all the other store fronts. If these mannequins were real people it would be like we were walking down the red light district. Who is buying these clothes? If you are a parent buying them for you daughters, stop it. If you are buying them for yourself, good grief you are better than that. If your kids are dressing like that because their friends do, get them some new friends and have a talk about self respect and dignity. If the only way my daughter could make friends is by wearing shrink wrap and having something hanging out then she doesn't need any friends.

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