Nightmare in girl world
By Anna Krohn
Posted Tuesday, 24 November 2009
“At my 21st, I want people to say “Here comes one hot chick!”
So declared a 14-year-old schoolgirl in a class discussion a few years ago.
My job at the time was to explore the topic of self-worth and “relationships” with a large group of private school girls. I proposed that we visualise ourselves seven years hence, and this was the first answer.
Then it hit me like a pole-dancer’s kick. That despite her tender age, this girl’s dumbed down, sexed-up aspirations were a set-piece, not only of her generation, but of her mother’s and even of the primary-aged girls, posing their Bratz dolls and rocking to raunchy Beyonce videos at slumber parties. Read the entire review.