Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Off Topic Forums > Dear Abby Forum

Dear Abby Forum Virtual Abby advice with FF members playing Abby.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-17-2010, 08:44 AM
Melensdad's Avatar
Melensdad Melensdad is offline
Jerk in a Hawaiian Shirt

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 35,260
Thanks: 1,897
Thanked 6,991 Times in 3,008 Posts
Melensdad has a spectacular aura aboutMelensdad has a spectacular aura about
Question 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

At what point do parents give up and turn their backs to this type of stuff?


I wonder how many people actually thought THIS was a good idea?

Don't we have enough trouble with girls being objectified as nothing more than sex objects, 41% of all births are now out of wedlock, etc etc etc
__________________

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage
of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-17-2010, 08:51 AM
RobsanX's Avatar
RobsanX RobsanX is offline
Gods gift to common sense
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 930
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
RobsanX is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

Wow. Those girls probably worked for weeks on that routine, and you call them tramps. That's pretty harsh.

They have unbelievable talent for kids their age. I think they did a great job!
__________________
Truth is a bully we all pretend to like
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-17-2010, 08:54 AM
Cowboy's Avatar
Cowboy Cowboy is offline
Wait for it.
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SC Kansas
Posts: 10,579
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Cowboy is a jewel in the roughCowboy is a jewel in the roughCowboy is a jewel in the roughCowboy is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

My thoughts exactlly , My first thought when I seen it on the news was about the JonBenét Ramsey story , You would think that case would make parents more carefull , But I guess not
__________________
"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-17-2010, 09:00 AM
JEV's Avatar
JEV JEV is offline
Mr. Congeniality
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: In the woods with my guns & Bible
Posts: 8,484
Thanks: 777
Thanked 1,120 Times in 584 Posts
JEV has a spectacular aura aboutJEV has a spectacular aura aboutJEV has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

Girls being exploited by their mothers. Their innocence removed from their lives at such an early age by mothers who have no respect for that innocence. This is just as bad as the beauty pageants where the mothers dress up the girl to look like they are adults. They are living vicariously through their daughters, much like fathers who force their sons into sports, hoping that they will get the winner that they never were. Very sad to watch this behavior. They do this under the guise of "Exposing them to opportunities that I never had. Do you know what I have to sacrifice so my child can be successful?" I've heard that line many times.
__________________

Time to go fishin'

"I'm no gynecologist, but I'd be happy to take a look..."

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-17-2010, 05:56 PM
RNE228 RNE228 is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, but sometimes on a sailboat on SF Bay
Posts: 1,554
Thanks: 47
Thanked 62 Times in 42 Posts
RNE228 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

I saw a snippit about this on the news. Way over the top for 7 year olds.

The little they showed on the news, the dancers were talented. But, that talent could be directed in a less exploitive, age appropriate dance.

Been a Scout leader for a while now. For Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts, we give them opportunities to do things that are "age appropriate".

What they were doing in the video, was not, age appropriate.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-17-2010, 08:35 PM
REDDOGTWO's Avatar
REDDOGTWO REDDOGTWO is offline
Unemployed Veg. Peddler
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NORTH DAKOTA-FLORIDA
Posts: 2,538
Thanks: 76
Thanked 33 Times in 22 Posts
REDDOGTWO is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

Which one was Madonna?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-18-2010, 10:05 AM
loboloco's Avatar
loboloco loboloco is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 5,574
Thanks: 90
Thanked 228 Times in 105 Posts
loboloco will become famous soon enough
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

I see your point Mel. Did not look at it that way because I know the hard work it takes to make a dancer and how young they have to start. I admit the dance and costumes could have been more age appropriate.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-18-2010, 11:41 AM
PBinWA's Avatar
PBinWA PBinWA is offline
Master of Distraction

 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: under your skin
Posts: 13,953
Thanks: 708
Thanked 612 Times in 307 Posts
PBinWA will become famous soon enoughPBinWA will become famous soon enough
Style: VB_Original_Style
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

IMO, it was bad parenting decisions to let this happen. But that is the way these things play out. It would be interesting to see what becomes of these girls and see if they think this was a good thing when they are in their 40's.
__________________

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

-Gerald Ford


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-18-2010, 01:23 PM
pirate_girl's Avatar
pirate_girl pirate_girl is offline
Poster Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 43,040
Thanks: 7,905
Thanked 16,846 Times in 6,453 Posts
pirate_girl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

The only thing I saw wrong in the clip was the costumes the wee ones were wearing.

Other than that, when parents enter their kids in dance, they are apt to get involved in different styles of dance, including certain forms of jazz dancing.. which is what that was basically.
__________________
Mother Superior Nana Patriot Nurse
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-03-2012, 06:03 AM
Pretty Flamingo Pretty Flamingo is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: England
Posts: 188
Thanks: 45
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
Pretty Flamingo is on a distinguished road
Default Re: 7 year olds dancing like tramps ~ this is entertainment?

The video is no longer available on youtube but I get the gist of what it would be. Children are not meant to be small versions of adults in that sense. And it is the parents' faults trying to live out their lives in their children but making them more adult than they should be. And don't get me started on pole dancing classes for seven year olds.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2009 Our Year In Review Bamby Open Forum 0 12-29-2009 10:14 AM
WHAT COSTS MORE PER YEAR THAN THE IRAQ WAR? thcri Political Debate Forum 9 02-18-2008 04:43 PM
How many 5 year olds can you beat up? Melensdad Open Forum 22 02-04-2008 09:12 PM
Cake and ice cream for all 5 year olds !!! pixie Open Forum 14 02-27-2007 12:36 AM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com