Hooker Tweens, or Whither the Women's Movement?

by
Abby Zimet

Making the rounds in these Taylor-Momsen-esque times is a dance
contest video featuring 8-9 year-old girls in
sizzling red and black bras and hot pants bumping  to Beyonce's "Single
Ladies." A Times magazine piece, "Playing At Sexy," calls watching it
akin to "rubbernecking a 12-car pileup of early sexualization." I call
it a sorry slutty distortion of the lofty notion of empowerment. My
seven-year-old daughter calls it "cool, but..."

"They
have nice outfits, but they look like kids and they're doing things
women do. They are what they are and they shouldn't act like grown-ups,
'cause they're not." - my daughter Lâm  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Momsen, some supposed TV star and rock 'n roll wannabee, who is sixteen and therefore not even old enough to be legally smoking, never mind going out in public in these outfits, which make us wonder just how she'll look at the ripe old age of, say, 28, not to mention: Where are her parents?! 

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