I need to get my Dowager Countess voice on for this!
And I also need to be all hand-wringy because a mom discovered her 13-year-old daughter and her pal reading an e-book on their kindle entitled: ‘It’s All About The Sex Face: A Guide To Becoming A Celebrity’
According to the Daily Mail:
Ms Crighton, of West Hampstead, north London, said: ‘They were reading out the steps in the book about how to make a sex tape – how to produce it, how to get a co-star and how to leak it.
‘I interrupted them and took the Kindle away and I spoke to them and said, “This is not a book you should be reading”.’
The mother-of-two added: ‘I found the subject matter inappropriate.
‘They have gone online to find books about how to get famous so it’s worrying if this kind of stuff is being sold.’
Blargh! I wish they would have been reading “Tips On How To Win A Nobel Prize” or “Tips On How To Become The First Female President” instead but I guess they don’t offer those sorts of books for young girls to read.
Girls reading about sex is fine, especially young teenagers, and I have no issue with that, but the idea that girls would wanna emulate someone made famous by making a sex tape, like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton bums me out hard. There are other, better, smarter, more admirable ways of becoming famous, like curing a disease or becoming a bestselling author or a professional athlete.
Yeah yeah, parents can shield their kids from what kind of media they are exposed to and what they are buying for their Kindles and it’s ultimately the parents’s responsibility, but ideally don’t we want a world for our young daughters where they realize that becoming famous for having a private sexual moment leaked to the press isn’t something admirable?