Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be sextoys

(WARNING: HARSH LANGUAGE AHEAD) Let’s review. Over the past couple weeks or so, I’ve posted (here and on Facebook) various, unrelated stories that I’ve found in the news about the oversexualization of females, particularly the younger ones. By themselves, the stories are gross enough, but when you look at the big picture, which gets bigger and more grotesque every day, I’d say we have a serious problem that we need to be addressing.

Here are just a few examples. I’m linking to the discussions from my Facebook page, which include links to the articles I’ve found in just the past few weeks. This way, you can read the article and the conversation we’ve had about it. Keep in mind that I’m not deliberately looking for these stories. I don’t spend my time glued to the ‘puter just to ferret out hidden gems to incite my rage. These are stories that I find just by surfing various news sites. So imagine what’s going on that we’re NOT hearing about.

Story 1–Pole-dancing lessons for little girls, which aired on CBS’s show “The Talk” recently:
https://www.facebook.com/lbonnice/posts/208670462486946

Story 2– “Exercise” sneakers aimed at tween girls to help them have nicer butts, with which to impress the boys:
https://www.facebook.com/lbonnice/posts/183689621679596

Story 3– Sexy clothes for little girls:
https://www.facebook.com/lbonnice/posts/118703878211146

Story 4– An 8-year-old girl whose mother injects Botox into her face and makes her have regular “virgin waxing” to prevent eventual pubic hair growth :
https://www.facebook.com/lbonnice/posts/199063270136463

I was inspired to write a bit of a song parody of an old Waylon and Willie tune, Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. (I have included the original lyrics and video below, for your reference.) The lyrics are a bit offensive, but not any more so than the horrific subject matter. My song is entitled:

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be sextoys

Sextoys need them some botox cuz at eight they look old
But they’d rather play with Barbie than earn you some gold
Grown-up girl makeup on little girl eyes
And how did she end up this way?
Cuz if you don’t understand her, that she’s just too young
You must have been damaged that way

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be sextoys
Don’t let ’em be strippers who act like they f*ck
Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be sextoys
They’re dancing on poles and waxing their holes
And wearing sports shoes for their butts

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be sextoys
Just let them be little and play with their toys
Wait ‘til they grow up to push them at boys

***
And the original version:

Cowboys ain’t easy to love and they’re harder to hold
And they’d rather give you a song than diamonds or gold
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levis
And each night begins a new day
And if you don’t understand him and he don’t die young
You’ll probably just ride away

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don’t let ’em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
They’ll never stay home and they’re always alone
Even with someone they love

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3 responses to “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be sextoys

  1. Pamela Sekula

    The great activist Mother Jones said, “Whatever your fight, don’t be ladylike.” This is not a “ladylike” fight/topic; and Lisa, you’ve raised a powerful noise….when sexual abuse happens, or is profitted from (all the issues you mentioned), we (all, men and women) HAVE TO call them on it. We HAVE TO call it what it is. It is not “cute” when kids are PAID to prance around dressed like hookers or baby dolls, and their MOTHERS force them into “the business.” The little botoxed girl (who has been WAXED)should be taken away from that misguided woman who actually thinks her actions are a GOOD thing. It stinks. All of it.

  2. Sexualization is an internal process, if handled properly. It is very much about your power and how you handle it. A responsible adult needs to observe the child’s development, step in only to protect them from destructive forces, educate as guided by the child’s natural inquisitiveness and otherwise leave them the fuck alone. We are wired to figure this stuff out for ourselves, in our own time. All we need is some conscious protection as children and we’ll do the rest.

  3. {It’s nice|It’s great|It’s wonderful|It’s fantastic} {to see|to find} a {great article|excellent article|perfect article} {such as this|just like this} that {get’s|getting} right to the {point|fact} and {doesn’t mess around|means so much} not like other {articles|stuff|junk} you find on sextoys out there.

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