I feel overwhelmed sometimes at the daily barrage of sexualized images that my kids face. It's insidious! It's everywhere! This week, I told my mother in law to stop giving my daughter teen-magazines. They have nothing to offer, except New ways to judge oneself against Photoshopped images of anorexic models. (How is it that just one generation separates us, but we are WORLDS APART?) It's hurtful for my son, too. I want him to see people as beings, not just bodies.
Before kids, this was about equality. Now it's more. Dignity. Love. Vulnerability. Humanity.