I truly believe that Ms. Hall is trying to live a virtuous life as best she can, and that she wants to raise noble and virtuous men who respect women. I don't think she necessarily harbors these young girls any ill will; she uses a tone that obviously tries to be motherly and kind. That said, I am not sure what she is protecting her sons from. Boobs? Pouty lips? Her sons' own sexual imaginations? They are between the ages of 13 and 16 so...she is going to have a lot of work to do.
|Nope. You do you, sweetie. It is not your job to teach boys to respect women.|
And that is because they are stupid, immature kids. We need to remember that. They are not harlots out trick our men into having sex. They worked hard on those photos, choosing their outfits, getting their hair so it looks a little like Selena Gomez's. They want boys to notice them, to be with them, to give them assurance of their value, and they are experimenting with what society claims is their only one true asset. We are failing our girls and blaming them for it.
And all this slut shaming- whether it be blaming a rape victim, or a Facebook modesty post- really only exacerbate the problem. Girls do not need to "teach men to love them for who they are" and men do not need to "protect a woman's dignity". Such bullshit. Society, especially the Church, needs to advocate for the value of women other than their physical appearance. Society, especially the Church, needs to realize that young girls have dignity regardless of their sexual status. Finally, society- especially The Church- needs to advocate for socially acceptable ways for girls to gain power outside of using sex appeal.