Who would dress up their daughters like beauty pageant contestants and then have them spew out such foul language over and over for exhibition?
Who enjoys watching that?
It exploits little girls in the worst possible way.
I didn't find it entertaining. I wondered how else they're being exploited off screen by their elders. Like little JonBenet Ramsey was sexually exploited until she was murdered. In all likelihood by either her parents or her brother.
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I never heard Jonbenet use bad language though.It think there would be better ways of getting their views across. This almost certainly was staged by adults and would have been more effective if the girls had expressed themselves in their own way.
Also, Jonbenet's family has been cleared due to foreign male DNA being found in her underwear and a footprint made by a specific type of boot being found in the basement. No one in the family or on the police force or anyone else known to have been in the basement owned similar boots. This was a classic case of a mishandled case and a rush to judgement. Treatment may have used poor judgement in allowing their daughter to be in beauty pageants, but they didnt kill her. Her brother was nine years old and was also investigated and cleared.
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It was meant to make a point, and it certainly did.
I've been sitting here, trying to recall what disagreeable childhood experience this reminded me of. It took a while. Then I remembered.
Sometimes, my domineering mother and I would get into super-intense, heated arguments. Now and again, she would strike out, quick as a snake, and backhand me across the face.
"THERE!" she would exclaim. "Do I have your attention now?"
She most certainly had my attention. But it was not focused on whatever point she was trying to make. It was focused on what I would do, and how I would do it, to pay her back for that slap. I wanted revenge. Until I was big enough for "payback," I simply had to endure the churning anger in my gut.
It would be an understatement to say that we never had a "normal" mother/child dynamic.
Shock, plus the feeling of "this just isn't right" were provoked by that video.
The message is valid; the means of conveyance, not so much.
It's one thing to empower girls and educate them about standing up for themselves and recognizing when they are being treated unfairly.
It's another to dress them up and teach them to be annoying, bossy, waving their fingers around being all that. They will not gain the respect they need in a corporate setting from men or other women, IMO. I think I can find better ways to empower and educate my granddaughter than that.