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Why does society seem so complicit in the sexualization of little girls for money in preadolescent beauty contests?
Posted: 21 February 2012 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Probably as boring as baseball. I imagine baseball evolved from cricket.

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Posted: 21 February 2012 11:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Here is an interesting article.

Rep. Bob Morris, a Republican representing Fort Wayne, insists he won’t go along with a resolution meant to honor the Girls Scouts on the organization’s 100th anniversary.

Morris alleged that the Girl Scouts of America and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts “have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood,” which he claimed is trying to “sexualiz(e) young girls through the Girl Scouts.”

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/21/10469492-lawmaker-radical-girl-scouts-out-to-destroy-american-family-values

But apparently he has no problem with “beauty pageants” like Toddlers in Tiaras

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Posted: 22 February 2012 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Write4U - 21 February 2012 11:33 PM

Here is an interesting article.

Rep. Bob Morris, a Republican representing Fort Wayne, insists he won’t go along with a resolution meant to honor the Girls Scouts on the organization’s 100th anniversary.

Morris alleged that the Girl Scouts of America and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts “have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood,” which he claimed is trying to “sexualiz(e) young girls through the Girl Scouts.”

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/21/10469492-lawmaker-radical-girl-scouts-out-to-destroy-american-family-values

But apparently he has no problem with “beauty pageants” like Toddlers in Tiaras

Perhaps what terrifies Bob Morris and people like him is the thought that the Girl Scouts are training girls to become strong, competent, confident and independent-minded. And when these girls grow up to be strong, competent, confident and independent-minded women, they’ll be able to see Morris and his cronies for what they are; weak, bigoted, ignorant, narrow-minded and, above all, frightened little men. And never, ever, vote for them.

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Posted: 22 February 2012 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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strong, competent, confident and independent-minded women

All qualities that make women feminist, lesbian, and communists rolled into one in his pea little brain. LOL

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Posted: 22 February 2012 11:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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ExMachina - 22 February 2012 08:23 PM

strong, competent, confident and independent-minded women

All qualities that make women feminist, lesbian, and communists rolled into one in his pea little brain. LOL

Exactly. And that thought fills peabrains like Morris with stark, paralysing, existential terror, wherein he feels the vast, cosmic Dark Night of the Soul full of gibbering Lovecraftian horrors gathering around him.

Ia! Cthulhu Fthnagh! Owoooooooooooooh!

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Posted: 22 February 2012 11:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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FtS you should write horror stories yourself, I just got a chill and a shudder from that little blurp alone…... cheese

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Posted: 23 February 2012 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Write4U - 22 February 2012 11:51 PM

FtS you should write horror stories yourself, I just got a chill and a shudder from that little blurp alone…... cheese

Write4U, how do you know I don’t? H’mm?

BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

By the way, Cthulhu loves you. Especially barbecued, with onions and garlic bread.

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Posted: 23 February 2012 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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“Lord, what foods these morsels be”

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Posted: 23 February 2012 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Isn’t it amazing what tangents these mortals fly off at?

A thread that began with the complicity of society in the sexualization of pre-pubescent girls has veered off into Lovecraftian exegesis. Does anyone have anything else to say about the original topic, or can we now discuss the Return of Cthulhu?

Just asking

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Posted: 23 February 2012 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Theflyingsorcerer - 23 February 2012 08:27 PM

Isn’t it amazing what tangents these mortals fly off at?

A thread that began with the complicity of society in the sexualization of pre-pubescent girls has veered off into Lovecraftian exegesis. Does anyone have anything else to say about the original topic, or can we now discuss the Return of Cthulhu?

Just asking

Theflyingsorcerer.

I thought. aside from a lighthearted deviation, we were on topic.

behold the Cthulhu goddess

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Posted: 23 February 2012 10:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Write4U - 23 February 2012 09:04 PM

I thought. aside from a lighthearted deviation, we were on topic.

behold the Cthulhu goddess

You could well be right. That’s a disturbing thought…... oh never mind.

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Posted: 24 February 2012 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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I thought. aside from a lighthearted deviation, we were on topic.

behold the Cthulhu goddess

Alright Lovecrafters, this goddess looks terribly sexualized. Put on a chiton…. Mary! Tridents and Tiaras. LOL


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Posted: 24 February 2012 05:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 24 February 2012 05:22 AM

I thought. aside from a lighthearted deviation, we were on topic.

behold the Cthulhu goddess

Alright Lovecrafters, this goddess looks terribly sexualized. Put on a chiton…. Mary! Tridents and Tiaras. LOL

Cap’t Jack

And a few feather boas to wallow in.

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Posted: 24 February 2012 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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There was hardly any sex in Lovecraft’s stories, and not much in most of the early Cthulhu Mythos writers; all of the Great Old Ones - Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep - seem to have been male in gender, but more or less sexless, and virtually all the human characters in the Mythos have been males, apparently more interested in poring over mouldering old tomes of eldritch lore than in the opposite sex. I suppose, for authors writing in the 1920s and 30s, explicit (or even implied) sexuality would have been difficult to get away with, although James Branch Cabell managed it beautifully and - typical Cabell - sardonically, with “Jurgen” and “The Cream of the Jest”.

Some of the later Mythos writers, notably Brian Lumley with the Titus Crow series, tried to spice things up a bit, but somehow it didn’t quite ring true. Lumley, like many derivative authors, tried to explain too much, and got it all wrong, it seems.

“Bride of Cthulhu”; now there’s a movie title to conjure with. “Child Bride of Cthulhu”, though, seems to want to edge over into the hard-core porn genre. “Child Brides of Cthulhu Beauty Contest”..... now we might be getting somewhere.

Historically, the sexualization of little girls is nothing new. Many an aristocratic girl, from Dynastic Egypt onwards through Mediaeval and even Early Modern Europe, would have been betrothed more or less at birth, married at 11 or 12 and a mother in her early teens, but we really need to look no further than the Book of Genesis, and the story of Lot and his daughters. The current crop of pre-pubescent beauty pageants is perhaps no more than a continuation of the same ancient theme; with just as much, in terms of wealth and status, depending on the outcome.

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Posted: 24 February 2012 11:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Theflyingsorcerer - 24 February 2012 10:51 PM

There was hardly any sex in Lovecraft’s stories, and not much in most of the early Cthulhu Mythos writers; all of the Great Old Ones - Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep - seem to have been male in gender, but more or less sexless, and virtually all the human characters in the Mythos have been males, apparently more interested in poring over mouldering old tomes of eldritch lore than in the opposite sex. I suppose, for authors writing in the 1920s and 30s, explicit (or even implied) sexuality would have been difficult to get away with, although James Branch Cabell managed it beautifully and - typical Cabell - sardonically, with “Jurgen” and “The Cream of the Jest”.

Some of the later Mythos writers, notably Brian Lumley with the Titus Crow series, tried to spice things up a bit, but somehow it didn’t quite ring true. Lumley, like many derivative authors, tried to explain too much, and got it all wrong, it seems.

“Bride of Cthulhu”; now there’s a movie title to conjure with. “Child Bride of Cthulhu”, though, seems to want to edge over into the hard-core porn genre. “Child Brides of Cthulhu Beauty Contest”..... now we might be getting somewhere.

Historically, the sexualization of little girls is nothing new. Many an aristocratic girl, from Dynastic Egypt onwards through Mediaeval and even Early Modern Europe, would have been betrothed more or less at birth, married at 11 or 12 and a mother in her early teens, but we really need to look no further than the Book of Genesis, and the story of Lot and his daughters. The current crop of pre-pubescent beauty pageants is perhaps no more than a continuation of the same ancient theme; with just as much, in terms of wealth and status, depending on the outcome.

Theflyingsorcerer.

“Do you Cthulhu, take this ten year old girl to be…..” hmmm  Lovecraft himself probably never much of a sex life ; according to his biographers, he had one unhappy marriage and spent most of his adult life living with an aunt.  Poor Howie.

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