Asking Teen Girls Not to Pose Suggestively on Facebook...Will Spur Suicides?

Feminists and liberals are up in arms over a Facebook post (and blog post) that’s gone viral from Texas mom Kim Hall. She’s accused of “slut-shaming” for insisting that if you’re a Facebook friend of her teenage sons and you strike a sexual pose, you’re blocked. She struck a mocking tone about girls taking “selfies in your skimpy PJs.”

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struck the apparently mandatory and intimidating "progressive" tone by suggesting that Hall’s going to cause teenager suicides:

Many many many excellent takedowns  of Hall’s hysteria have followed the toxic blog post, but The Belle Jar draws a direct line between casual parental slut shaming, blaming teen girls for their allure, and suicide. She explains:

“When I read Mrs. Hall’s letter, the first people that I thought of were Amanda Todd, Retaeh Parsons, Audrie Pott, Cherice Morales. In each of these instances, photographs of the girls that either pictured them various states of undress, pictured them being sexually assaulted, or both, were circulated online. In each of these instances, the girls committed suicide after enduring bullying and slut-shaming both online and offline.”

"Did you know that once a male sees you in a state of undress, he can’t quickly un-see it?" Hall asked. Alexander Abad-Santos at The Atlantic Wire wants to mock her, but replied, “We sort of believe this one, actually.”   

Liberals leave out the idealism in Hall's argument and become completely overwrought at Hall's simple solution of blocking teenage girls (which is not an attempt at suicide-urging).

"I know that sounds so old-school, but we are hoping to raise men with a strong moral compass, and men of integrity don't linger over pictures of scantily clad high-school girls," wrote Hall. "Every day I pray for the women my boys will love. I hope they will be drawn to real beauties, the kind of women who will leave them better people in the end. I also pray that my sons will be worthy of this kind of woman, that they will be patient – and act honorably – while they wait for her."

There's more at The Christian Post.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis