Every day when I take my teenager to school, I am shocked by the way many of the girls are dressed. Some of these girls wear shorts that are so short they barely cover the girl's rear. Some of them are wearing clothes so tight, there is nothing left to the imagination. I've seen more cleavage at my son's school than anywhere else in my city. Some of the girls look like hookers.
What I wonder is where are the fathers? Women's brains are wired different than men's. When a woman looks at a girl in a short skirt or shorts, or in a blouse with a low cleavage, her reaction is not like the reaction of a man who sees the same thing. I think some mothers allow their daughters to dress inappropriately because they forget what influence it has upon the young men their daugthers will encounter during the day. A young girl's brain is wired even more differently. Most young girls think they look "cute" or "hip". If they understood that they look "sexy", many young girls would be surprised. When my son began middle school, we were told that many young kids dress inappropriately because they don't understand what is appropriate. They aren't thinking about how their dress affects others. They are just interested in dressing like popular stars on television or in movies. They are bombarded with media that makes inappropriate clothing seem normal. They have seen Brittany Spears bare her stomach and lower abdomen. To them, that is what being popular and hip is all about. But let me ask again, what about the fathers? Fathers, when your daughter walks down the stairs in a mini skirt and low cut blouse, what are you thinking? You know what that kind of clothing does to the mind of teenage boys. What are you thinking in allowing it?
I think maybe the problem is that men aren't usually home when the children leave for school. Most of them have already left for their long commute. I think if more men were there at the cross roads, when their daughters leave for school, our high school children would be dressing more appropriately. Please fathers, pay attention to what your daughters are wearing. Make sure that they aren't being sexualized by the clothing industry. Help them to stay innocent as long as possible.