TLT214 (COM CLASS) writes powder puff women are “women whose main goal in life is to be as sexually appealing as humanly possible?”
This got me thinking about a few things that have been bothering me.
I am trying to raise my children with my values (traditional), to be kind to others and not be judgemental, to follow your heart and the 10 Commandments, especially the one about honoring your mother – oh yeah and father!. It is EXTREMELY HARD IN THIS DAY IN AGE.
For example: My daughter has a “friend” who is in her class (my daughter is 11, she is not quite there yet). “Sam” is already shaving her legs, waxing her lip and tweezing/waxing her eyebrows. AT 10!
My daughter has very dark hair on her legs so I just let her use the cream to remove them – because it can be embarrassing and she will be in shorts and swimsuits soon. But to wax the hair on your face already? I don’t know. That seems so superficial – but am I being a hypocrite? I’d like to know what others think about this. What is this world coming to when a 10 year old or her parent for that matter feels it is important to groom herself in this way.
In my opinion, she should just be understanding the rules of good hygiene: wash everyday, use deodorant, comb and style your hair, make sure you brush your teeth, use floss and mouthwash regularly, etc. Adding to the pressure of a 5th grader to make sure her eyebrows are shaped perfectly is stressful?
So please, I am seriously interested in what others think. Is this type of behavior over the top or mainstream? Are 10 years old expected to look “picture perfect”? Am I being ridiculous or hypocritical if I let my daughter “shave” her legs but condemn those that go beyond? I am confused. I really am – because when I look around and see our young girls trying to act older and older and appearing older it frightens me – can’t we just let them be children?
Your thoughts – please.