sexualize (ˈsɛksjʊəˌlaɪz) or sexualize vb
1. to make or become sexual or sexually aware
2. to give or acquire sexual associations
sexualiˈzation ˌsexualiˈsation n
Seems like a million years ago that women kept a close eye on their maturing daughters and when needed checked them with these words: “Go sit down somewhere and stop acting womanish!!” It was their way of saying, stay in a little girl’s place! Oh, if we could only bring back those days! I just viewed an You Tube video someone posted showing little girls Twerking and Dropping it like it’s Hot! You know, gyrating and twisting their little behinds. It was not cute or entertaining. In fact, it is potentially dangerous.
Sexual predators are seeking younger and younger victims—both boys and girls! Child pornography and child sex trafficking crime (average ages 11-14 yrs) have soared in recent years. It’s big money and everybody wants to get their share! TV programs lure children into a world of make-up; wigs, and tight fitting costumes disguised as beauty pageants. Retail clothiers sell push-up bras and thongs to Tweens and even the toy industry has no qualms in exploiting our babies with Tattoo Barbie and provocatively dressed Bratz dolls!
We now live in an over-sexed society where Cialis and sex lubricants ads are squeezed between the ones for Cap’n Crunch and Disney World. Where we have to monitor all technical devices for Sexting and porn sites. King Solomon wrote, that passion should not be aroused before its time (paraphrase of Song of Songs, 8:4). Children are sexually impressionable. Yet their brains aren’t fully developed until their mid-twenties. Their decision making ability is faulty even then. But what about the grown folks? Why are we trying to make little Rihanna clones out of them?
I love to see little girls in a dress (at least sometime) looking forward to their first little heels and dabs of lip gloss. The ones whose Moms have taught them good hygiene and how to sit properly in a way that doesn’t show their underwear and when appropriate will wait for the boy to call and ask for a date and then insist he come in and meet her parents. Mothers read these scriptures and start teaching them to your daughters right now! Make the decision to feminize not sexualize your daughters? 1 Timothy 2:9-10; 1 Peter 3:3-4; Romans 12:1-2; Prov. 11:22; 1 Corinthians 6:18-19; James 1:14, 15; Thess. 4:3; and I Thess. 5:22.
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