Two seemingly unrelated posts. One on how the notions of ‘dark skin is indicative of inherent evil tendencies‘ seems to permeate an animated series for children, and the other on young kids dressed up by their parents – in clothes which are inappropriate.
Some of us are saved from the fate of low self-esteem thanks to our parents or the media. But with both feeding us messages that are inclined to make us hate ourselves if we don’t conform, what hope is there for little ones?
But then I think I became a little numb to it when I saw the mother of an 8 year old asking the woman in the salon if the baby’s legs could be waxed.
Call me traditional, but I felt like slapping the father of the 3ish year old the other day on the bus. Kid says ‘fuck’, and father grins. Brilliant. It’s probably tough being a parent, and I’d probably screw up as much as the next one, but some parents just make me feel violent.