Kids on the Catwalk? What’s Wrong with this Picture?

FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of ThinSo what’s the big deal?  Kids are being taught to “strut their stuff” on the catwalk for a “Global Children’s Fashion Week” event?  Many think it’s harmless. 

What does it teach a child to be put on display, ogled and evaluated by adults for the purpose of selling designer clothes?  Is this to the child’s benefit?  If not, then what are the unintended messages it sends?

Here’s a few just for starters:

1. Expensive clothes are more important than you are.
2. You exist to please  adults.
3. Learning to show yourself off is also really important.
4. Being real, genuine and private isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

So where’s the boundary?  When do you know you’ve crossed it?
The best question to ask is this:

Cui bono:  Who benefits?  You or your child?

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