In Parents and Teachers Should Help Children Make Wise Choices: Paris Hilton Busted Again moi said:
Hilton heir-head and pop tart extraordinaire, Paris Hilton has been busted again for pot possession, this time in Corsica. Radar reports in Paris Hilton Busted For Pot….Again Last time she was picked up in South Africa. Another pop tart extraordinaire, Lindsey Lohan or LiLo is in extreme meltdown and has just been sentenced for probation violations. Parents must help their children to make wise life choices. See, Is the Message of Miley Cyrus and Other Pop Tarts That YouHave to Be a Slut to Succeed?
Young and often impressionable teens think that Hilton and LiLo, despite all evidence to the contrary, have it together because of the fame or infamy, the clothes, and the money. It is no wonder that Candace Bushnell of the Sex and the City $$$$$ franchise is laughing all the way to the bank while stepping over the bodies of those who bought into her philosophy. Here is what Lilo said in the Entertainment News article, Lindsey Lohan’s Life Inspired By ‘Sex in the City.’
Lindsay Lohan has hailed seminal sitcom Sex and the City for inspiring her dating philosophy.
Even though Lohan was only 12 years old when the Sarah Jessica Parker-starring comedy started, the Mean Girls star admits she loves having open and casual relationships with men, like Sex and the City characters Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, Samantha Jones and Charlotte York.
She says, “Sex and the City changed everything for me, because those girls would just sleep with so many people.”
Lohan admits she has double standards about her open attitude to relationships–she wants to be able to sleep with whomever she chooses, but doesn’t want to share her male companions.
Since LiLo is not the role model most parents want for their children, parents need to be aware of who their children view as models for success and who they think they should emulate.
At least one parent is sending caution alerts about the Sex and the City philosophy and young women. Dave Taylor is a father who writes the Attachment Parenting blog. This is what he says in the post, I Don’t Want to Meet Candace Bushell’s Sex and the City Women as Teens
I bumped into this article a few days ago: Sex and the City’ gets teen spin in Variety.com and have been thinking about it every since.
Now, I’m a guy, but I want to say that, at least in the first season or two, I thought that HBO’s Sex and the City was edgy, funny as heck and sexy. Linda and I both enjoyed watching it and were occasionally shocked by what they addresses but mostly found it good modern TV, far away from the heavy hand of the FCC.
Over time, however, it got tiring and each episode seemed to end with a morbid or depressing twist, leaving me far less entertained than had been the case earlier. Ironically, I bumped into the last few minutes of an episode just last night and it was perhaps exactly able to express the problem with the series over the long run…
In the episode of Sex and the City that I saw, Samantha sleeps with Miranda’s brother, and when Miranda finds out, she gets very upset with Samantha and yells “Is your vagina in the New York City guidebooks? Because it should be, it’s the hottest spot in town, it’s always open!”
Ultimately, it seems like Sex and the City ended up almost a parody of itself where the four women weren’t seeking happiness, they were just looking to get laid with someone, anyone….
Is it just me, or can you imagine that what Bushnell and HarperCollins are aiming to do is compete directly with the popular sex-laden Gossip Girl series, which means, yes, the subtitle will be “Does Carrie Get Laid?”
Not the kind of book I want to buy for my daughters, and it’s darn frustrating to think that big powerhouse publishers remain interested in selling whatever crap they can publish, regardless of whether it’s actually decent.
Or maybe I’m just becoming a cranky dad.
Every child is different and they mature at different rates. Parents are responsible for helping each individual child to make wise life choices.
Janice Shaw Crouse has a good article in the American Thinker about what is wrong with some young women’s choice of the Sex and the City lifestyle. In Straight Taught About Casual Sex Crouse discusses….
Brian Stelter is reporting in the New York Times article, A Racy Show With Teenagers Steps Back From A Boundary
MTV executives have a new hit drama on their hands, featuring the sexual and drug-fueled exploits of misfit teenagers. They also have something else — a fear that coming episodes of the show may break the law.
In recent days, executives at the cable channel became concerned that some scenes from the provocative new show “Skins” may violate federal child pornography statutes.
The executives ordered the producers to make changes to tone down some of the most explicit content.
They are particularly concerned about the third episode of the series, which is to be broadcast Jan. 31. In an early version, a naked 17-year-old actor is shown from behind as he runs down a street. The actor, Jesse Carere, plays Chris, a high school student whose erection — assisted by erectile dysfunction pills — is a punch line throughout the episode.
The planned changes indicate that MTV, which has been pushing the envelope for decades, may be concerned that it pushed too far this time.
“Skins” is a calculated risk by MTV which is eager to get into the scripted programming business. The channel, a unit of Viacom, has long tested American standards for sexuality and obscenity on television with shows like “The Real World” and “Jersey Shore.”
Those reality shows have generally involved adults, but for “Skins,” the producers purposefully cast actors ages 15 to 19, most of whom had never acted before.
MTV’s president and other executives declined interview requests on Wednesday. An MTV spokeswoman, Jeannie Kedas, insisted that the future episodes of “Skins” were still works in progress. She would not confirm that MTV executives were fearful of running afoul of child pornography laws.
“ ‘Skins’ is a show that addresses real-world issues confronting teens in a frank way,” she said in a statement. “We review all of our shows and work with all of our producers on an ongoing basis to ensure our shows comply with laws and community standards. We are confident that the episodes of ‘Skins’ will not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers.”
Child pornography is defined by the United States as any visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In some cases, “a picture of a naked child may constitute illegal child pornography if it is sufficiently sexually suggestive,” according to the Justice Department’s legal guidance. Anyone younger than 18 is considered to be a minor.
Aside from the psychological and emotional consequences of children engaging in sex at an inappropriate age, here are some other issues:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
General Facts About STDs
General Facts About STDs
Sexually transmitted diseases (also called STDs, or STIs for sexually transmitted infections) are infections that can be transferred from one person to another through sexual contact. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 15 million cases of sexually transmitted disease cases reported annually in the United States. There are more than 25 diseases that are transmitted through sexual activity. Other than HIV, the most common STDs in the United States are chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis. Adolescents and young adults are the age groups at the greatest risk for acquiring an STD. Approximately 19 million new infections occur each year, almost half of them among people ages 15 to 24.
Some STDs can have severe consequences, especially in women, if not treated, which is why it is so important to go for STD testing. Some STDs can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility, while others may even be fatal. STDs can be prevented by refraining from sexual activity, and to a certain extent, some contraceptive devices, such as condoms.
(Data are for the U.S.)
Number of live births to unmarried women: 1,726,566
Birth rate for unmarried women: 52.5 births per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44 years
Percent of all births to unmarried women: 41%
Source: Births: Final Data for 2008, table C
Changing patterns of nonmarital childbearing in the United States
Number and percent of births to unmarried mothers by race and Hispanic origin, by State and Territory Births: Final Data for 2008, table 15
Trends in nonmarital birth rate by age, race, and Hispanic origin Births: Final Data for 2008, table 16
Trends in nonmarital childbearing by race and Hispanic origin Health, United States, 2009, table 9
VitalStats – Online data tool
Vital Statistics downloadable public use data files
National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
Parents must talk to their children about their values and expectations, the media is already leading kids down a road that is inappropriate for children.
Sharon Osborne is Right, The Cult of Celebrity Is Making Our Children Stupid
File This Under What The Heck Were These Parents Thinking?
Put Down That Blackberry, IPhone and Droid and Interact With Your Child
The Sexed Up Children of This Culture
Update: The Sexed Up Children of This Culture
Whose Values Should a Gynecologist Discuss With Your Child, Yours or Theirs?
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