Born to be Sexy?
She was probably in her mid teens. Even though it had been a nice autumn day, it wasn’t hot, yet she was wearing the shortest cut-offs. They covered more than a swimsuit, but barely. And let’s just say her crop top matched her shorts. She was taking laps around the ferry deck, staring straight ahead—seemingly oblivious to the stares she was getting.
Women have become objectified in advertising and entertainment—two vastly influential spheres in our world. We send a message by what we wear. Flashing flesh isn’t new, but it’s still a choice. We can encourage our young girls to see themselves as savvy, smart, and having the abilities to be successful. Where can they learn this? It begins at home—girls can learn that they weren’t born to be sexy, but born to be uniquely amazing.
I watched the young girl walk off the ferry and hop into a waiting car. Presumably the older woman behind the wheel was Mom. Parenting teens isn’t easy, but it’s the homestretch before adulthood. I hope in the time remaining this beautiful girl learns that her worth is within her heart and mind, not in skimpy outfits.