It is often the case when I go out on a Friday night to see hordes of very young girls dressed like ladies of negotiable affection, lining the area between Pizza Hut and Market Place getting drunk. My first thoughts being a parent myself is thinking “mate if that was my daughter would I be letting her go out like that?
The short answer is a big fat resounding NO.
Everything from the media to toys is putting pressure on young girls to dress in little else than what appears to be a large belt a flimsy top and heels so high it would give a scaffolder vertigo. And don’t get me started on the make up. What passes for fashion for young teen girls these days should really be consigned to the dark basement chambers of a Soho pole and arse shaking joint. (Not that I have been to one. Cough, Cough).
In The News Today!
I’ve woken up and I feel like Alice in wonderland, I must have fallen down the rabbit hole at some point during the night. After waking up I pick up my iPad and start reading The Times, like I do every morning. This morning though, it feels surreal.
The first story I come across is Cameron and Obama eating a hot dog at an amateur basketball match in the US. Apparently, David finds it all a little complicated and hard to follow who’s done what, when… I’m guessing Eaton didn’t have a basketball team then?
The second story, Bear Grylls has been fired by the Discovery channel, due to the two parties not being able to agree on some contractual terms. Seriously, the guy jumps out of planes, ends up deserted on an island, eats bugs, gives himself an enema to stay hydrated, all on camera, and you think firing the guy is a good idea… I bet he is camped outside the CEO of Discovery’s house, in the bushes, biding his time, eating the flora and fauna. It’s not looking good…