Y ask Y- According to your comments, we should just accept this phenomenon as
normal and be totally accepting of public nudity. Let's throw all morals
out the window, shall we? Our society is ready to go over a cliff, my friend,
and condoning this behavior will only hasten that freefall.
As is being acknowledged by many comments, this is not an easy phenomenon to
curtail.Typically prudish Western societies may have to adjust our
mores and how we think about nudity. Perhaps the hippies who say the human body
is beautiful and natural will be seen as prophetic?
First off, this is not a law problem. Well, it is, but it shouldn't be.
I'm fairly certain that most of these kids have parents, or at least a
parent. So why are parents not teaching their children? While it is
true, that "kids will be kids," it is also true, that if parents were
doing their jobs, which is a combination of education, observation/supervision,
and appropriate punishment when required, all done with the love a parent should
have for their child, there would be far fewer problems. Of any type.I
see these ads for "Parents Empowered," and I can't help but look at
it through the eyes of a kid. And that kid thinking, geeze, my parents must be
really lame, to have to see this on TV, before they get the guts to do their
jobs as parenting. It seems that most everyone thinks it isn't their job
to keep their kids safe, honest, and basically moral.
And yet it would seem, at the concern and expense of saddling adolescents with
felony convictions and lifetime sexual predator registration, we're left to
let it happen unpunished (reality). It is very similar to college (and high
school actually) drinking where schools brag about party status while we
publicly "accept" binge drinking as a rite of passage, the concern about
amount of and overdrinking -- amongst a population the clear majority of which
is under the minimum 21 year-old drinking age (shouldn't be drinking at
all). As the earlier article acknowledged, there is no film to develop, no
limitation to the number of pictures one can take, no barriers of consequence
to sharing and "duplicating" these pictures, and powerful technology to
alter pictures. And it's popular. Good luck curtailing sexting or even