Infants Are Not Sex Objects — Article by Esther J. Cepeda
Luke 17:2 ESV It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.
The following article is by Esther J. Cepeda and was taken from Infants Are Not Sex Objects [This link is broken and there is no replacement. Editors.]
We cite the opening paragraphs of the article and then you may read the rest by clicking on the above link. We include this article on our blog because it directly relates to not only child abuse, but to the vulnerability to abuse that such insanity will subject these children to when they grow up:
CHICAGO— Ignorant. Vain. Disrespectful. Negligent. These are just some of the character traits of people who not only accept but condone, finance and promote the sexualization of very young children.
If this sounds a bit harsh, how else would you describe parents who sex up their infants?
Yes, their babies.
Imagine my disgust — after previously having written about how young children have sexual identities projected onto them by the adults in their lives through toddler beauty pageants, sexy clothing for kindergartners, and French-style lingerie for girls as young as 4 — at finding sexualized clothing for newborns.
News reports this month told the story of a group of outraged parents in Mississippi who complained to their local TV station when they found baby onesies for sale printed with a woman’s bust and slim waist covered in only a polka-dot bikini.
Does such a frivolous item mean the end of the world? Of course not, but this is the lame argument that people who believe this novelty is completely harmless often make to defend the indefensible.
And the bikini onesie is among the tamest baby clothing you can find with a quick web search. CafePress, an online seller of stock and customized clothing, has infant body suits that read “Hung like a preschooler,” and one sporting a rainbow that reads “Not gay.” There’s also the “Stripper Infant Bodysuit,” which has two tassled stars silkscreened where the baby’s nipples go. I won’t detail the ones with messages hinting at sexual arousal, pimp culture, sex toys and sexual predators.
Har-dee-har-har. This is what passes as funny for the numbskull parents who choose to clothe their babies in these billboards for family dysfunction.
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Esther J. Cepeda writes for the Washington Post Writers Group, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071. Send email to email@example.com.