French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
The moment she sat down in the jeepney, all eyes were on her: Mini jeans skirt, 2 inches high hills, halter sequins top, pink manicure matching her perfect pedicure. She slowly pulled back a stray of her long silky hair to readjust her sunglasses.
The driver let a loud “Sexy girl! You could win a Beauty Pageant!“.
The ultimate compliment: winning a Beauty Pageant. The ultimate recognition: being called sexy. At 10 years old!
It seems that I was the only one shocked. In a country that has won all 5 beauty pageants, “sexy” doesn’t mean.. sexy. “It’s a just a compliment, explained a Filipino friend of mine. Don’t take things too seriously“.
I felt so sorry for the blushing kid. What are we teaching our girls when we dress them like that? that it is ok to be considered as a sexual object. It is also fair to judge women on their sole physical appearance.
Look at Barbie and her girl friends. Pardon my French, but don’t you think that some of them look like porn stars? Definitely not the kind of girl I’d like my daughter to look like, with huge red lips and heavy make up.
Watch this video, and see the beautiful transformation. That’s the kind of dolls I love, down to earth and ready for adventures:
It is never too early to explain to a kid that nothing builds self confidence and self esteem like accomplishment. Show them to appreciate other qualities in themselves and in people than their looks. They are Fabulous because they are doing and feeling great !
Ms Attila’s idols are her ballet teacher (the typical natural ballerina), Anna and Elsa. I hope that the “grannies fashion” will last forever! Till now, her Dad’s hair is hardly revealing any fleck of grey..So far, so good 😛
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