AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: September 5, 2013 | COMMENTS: None Yet - Post a Comment
CATEGORIES: Communication, compassionate parenting, Daughters, Health & Safety, Little girls, perspective, Prayers, Resilience, twins,
So, unless you live under a rock or don’t have access to social media, you have likely seen the viral blog post written by Kimberly Hall. It was all over my Facebook feed yesterday and it seems to have struck a chord. A most unexpectedly divisive chord.
Read Kimberly’s post here.
Interestingly, not every reader thought the article was awesome. Many took offense and pointed out the dangers of “slut shaming”. Personally, I didn’t find the article to be shaming at all. I thought it was encouraging young women to make better choices for themselves. Frankly, the post read like something I could have written.
That being said, when I was perusing the comments on GivenBreath.com (Kimberly’s blog) I came across a link to a post about the same topic written by Nate Pyle. It was a conversation that he hopes to have some day with his young son about how women should be “seen”. The topic is in the same vein as Kimberly’s post, except Nate goes a step further by placing the responsibility to view members of the opposite sex with respect—regardless of what they are wearing—on the person doing the looking.
Please give it a read here.
I worry about the culture in which my three young daughters are growing up. The all-to-common onslaught of hyper-sexualized messages go against everything I want for the futures of my children. I know that it’s my job, as their mother, to raise them in a counter-cultural manner. In the Savage house we swim against the stream of provocativeness and disrespect that is peddled as acceptable in mainstream society. So far, so good with regards to our sons, but these three little girls?
They scare me.
I know Sean and I have a lot of parenting ahead of us. I also know our charge to guide them into an adulthood rooted in goodness is going to be a battle. That’s why I’m so grateful to writers like Kimberly and Nate. Regardless of whether I agree with them, they share their thoughts which causes me to hone in on what it is I want to teach my children.
I need all the help I can get.
What a blessing.
Happy Thursday…the weekend’s coming!