Across our nation we’re reaping the result of an over sexualized society. It has come to the point that girls, no longer content to wear terms like “juicy” on their bottom are now donning more “fashion” to draw attention to their sexuality and they justify it by the fact that it’s just for attention, they aren’t really like that:
“It gives me a little edge, but it’s just to get a rise out of people, because people know me,” said Allison Wynn, 17, a senior at Osbourn Park High School in Prince William County. “They’re just like in every ad you see in magazines, people wearing these clothes or they’re always making out. It’s how you want to be. My boyfriend thinks it’s funny.” She said she is fond of wearing a shirt that says, “Don’t Call Me a Cowgirl Until You See Me Ride.”
We have long passed the era where sex and sexuality was something that was private– something that was an intimate moment shared by husband and wife. We have even crossed over from it being something taboo in entertainment. It went straight from billboard to being something that is now cool to wear. It’s now fine, acceptable, and “in” to degrade oneself sexually.
The problem is worse than this because some parents actually don’t see a problem with these shirts:
Joanne Wynn said her daughter’s shirts are humorous. “If it’s not in good taste, I don’t let [her] wear it,” she said.
How Ms. Wynn can say that she doesn’t let her daughter wear a shirt that is not in good taste when she allows her daughter to wear “Don’t Call Me a Cowgirl Until You See Me Ride” is amazing. It highlights the disconnect between parents and today’s teens. In a sexualized society, it seems like everything has a sexual connotation.
When I was in highschool, a couple guys had fun taking every word from “it” to “thing” and putting a sexual connotation with it. In their society this is normal.
Is the fact that the shirts are popular the result of kids seeing them on television and the like? Probably. Is it the result of them thinking that sex is something to be made light of? Surely. Is it the fact that parents aren’t in tune with what’s going on, or are more permissive than they should be? Absolutely.