I fully agree. At my job, I work with a lot of men. Construction workers mainly. When they see a hot young female teenager, they drool and their comments are disgusting. If they had the opportunity, I don't think the law would put enough fear into them to stay away from her.
And what do YOU say to them when they make their comments? Do you tell them how inappropriate THEY are? Or are you focused on the girls? 'Cause, God knows, it MUST be their fault for dressing as they do. Men can't be counted on to control themselves.
Oh, and... Have you ever listened to women commenting about hot guys? I have. It's just as inappropriate.
Ya know... it doesn't have to be "trashy" for guys to stare. I can tell you that my daughter does not dress trashy. But she's an attractive young lady, and no matter what she wears - she gets the looks. Literally, she could be in sweats and a sweatshirt, and get comments. I address the person making the comment - not my kid. I've walked straight up to them and asked them how they'd like someone talking about THEIR daughter that way.
I think today's parents need to unite and put their feet down. Stop buying the trashy clothes, stop letting our daughters wear it. The fashion industry will get a clue and make more appropriate clothing for our daughters. It's sad. And I hope to see changes in the near future.
You're right, Parents SHOULD put down their feet. On top of people who can't control their urges and feel the need to make trashy comments about their daughters.
And please enlighten us - what is "appropriate" clothing in your eyes?
A teen boy (friend's kid) told me all the happenings at his high school, complete with sex parties. He showed me photos on his phone of naked teen girls--his class mates sending out their naked photo. It's so sad. Most parents, I think, are oblivious. Their precious child wouldn't do that sort of thing. But they are.
And what did you say to that boy? In what way are the boys also responsible? Or is it that they can't help themselves?
Ugh - this post just sends me. And not to a good place.