By Emily Geiger
What has happened to our daughters today?
Why do teenage girls have no respect for themselves? Around the time of the Bill Clinton/ Monica saga, we started hearing news stories every other week about the epidemic of oral sex among teenagers, particularly stories about teenage girls (and sometimes girls so young they aren’t even teenagers yet) being pressured to give oral sex to as many boys as possible in as many locations as possible.
Lately we’ve learned all about “sexting” in which girls take dirty pictures of themselves (or their boyfriends do it) with their cell phone cameras (usually, once again, to please hormonal teenage boys) and inevitably the pictures get forwarded on to 98% of a particular high school’s male population. Heck, this even happens in Iowa, and some of our politicians don’t seem terribly bothered by it.
Now, to further the physical degradation of our young girls, it seems the latest trend is to videotape teenage girls in knock-down-drag-out fights and put it on the internet.
Once again, experts are saying that girls’ willingness to do this is basically a desperate cry for attention.
So, why is it that girls are so desperate for male attention?
Well, let’s see. We have a 50% divorce rate, broken families, fathers who have abandoned their kids, workaholic dads who may technically still be in the picture but, for all intents and purposes are basically absent, a societal barrage of images that tells girls they are only valued for their bodies and nothing else, and out-of-control teenage boys who are also being ignored by their parents and have no role models for what a real man of integrity should look like.
And we wonder how we got to where we’re at now.
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