Comment, please.

FYI: It’s the World of Dance competition and they’re 7 years old.

They have the skills as dancers, but their choice of music, costumes & routine is questionable in my opinion.

They’re pretty good dancers for their age and skill level, considering that at 7, I”  (along with most kids) were at the most ungainly, awkward stage possible (just heading into pre-teen years).

But….. they’re 7.


At 7 I was playing with Barbies, begging for ice cream, reading Sweet Valley High Twins and The Babysitter’s Club series without the faintest knowledge of what the heck being sexy or seductive meant.

So do these girls know, themselves, what they are doing on stage?

Talk about fast-forwarding the sexualization of little girls, and the growing pressure to be “sexy” at such a young age!!

While I am admiring their limberness & dancing skills (neither of which I shall ever possess), I am feeling slightly disgusted, with a faint nagging feeling of “this is wrong. this is so wrong” as I am watching.



I found an article on Psychology Today that talks about this exact video, even quoting some of the parents who said: “What’s the big deal?”

Underage girls dancing in lingerie, or dressing up as a French maid for Halloween, are sexually objectifying themselves, putting their bodies on display for the entertainment and titillation of others.  That kind of activity teaches girls that sexuality is a commodity which girls provide to boys.

You don’t see many boys dressing up in Chippendale’s outfits for Halloween; the boys are going as Darth Vader or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just as boys might have done 20 years ago.

American culture has long made women into sexual objects.  But two generations ago, the sex objects were women, adult women like Sophia Loren or Marilyn Monroe.

The sexualization ofprepubescent girls in the mainstream of American culture – rather than off in the dark shadows of Lolita and Humbert Humbert – is a relatively new phenomenon…

Read the entire article here.

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