Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Raising Gold Diggers

As sad as it may seem, this is not the first time I have been offended by Wal-Mart's selection of little girl clothing.

These panties were sold in children's size at Wal-Mart. They are Christmas themed...apparently. The front states, "Who needs credit cards..." and the back reads, "When you have Santa..." That is almost a cute idea if it were not on the crotch of little girls' panties! We wonder why our children are so spoiled, why they are so sexualized, why they "grow up so fast". How can anyone not see the consequences of these actions? The mentality you are teaching your daughter is to find a sugar daddy; spend someone else's money.

Now some will argue that it is supposed to be funny. Like I said, it has potential to be cute, but not on children's underwear! Also, consider how often children age 3 to 8 get subtle humor and sarcasm...

We have to be so careful what we show and teach our children. We should encourage them in many ways, but be aware of what you are encouraging.

One angry blogger wrote, "there's nothing quite like telling adolescent girls that they don't need to worry about finances since they have their very own moneypot between their legs". We must take an active role in shaping our children.

Why not turn this into a positive? Teach your daughters about spending and saving carefully and wisely, and then they still won't need credit cards (for a while at least), but for much better reasons. Use this lesson as something you can teach your daughter, even if you just teach her 'what NOT to do'.


constant_drama said...

This is very disturbing.

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cheerfulday said...

Hmm not really good

Elisabeth said...

Oh god, that's horrible!