Eleven days ago The Black Sphere writer, Amy Gerwing, wrote “Victoria’s Secret is coming for your Middle Schooler” which detailed the retailers over-the-top ad campaign “Bright Young Things” which targeted young teens and pre-teens.
Victoria’s Secret is ready to sacrifice our daughters’ innocence, compress their childhood, and devalue their self-worth all for the purpose of bolstering their bottom line.
Since then a virtual firestorm of justified outrage has occurred as parents everywhere defend the innocence and childhood of their young girls.
The Mommy Lobby site states:
The Mommy Lobby is made up of the most powerful groups in America: The American mom.
We wipe tears, noses and behinds. We kiss boo-boos and paddle behinds. Feed, bathe, nurture, love and care for the “babies” we are blessed to be raising (and yes, they will ALWAYS be our babies!).
The tenets The Mommy Lobby hold to:
Adhering to the Constitution of the United States and the Rule of Law
Individual liberty, limited government
Strong national security
Family is the backbone of society
Living within our means, both individually and as a society
Caring for those who cannot truly care for themselves
Providing a temporary safety net for those who have fallen on hard times
Personal responsibility and appreciation for what you have not envy of what you don’t
Hard work, self-determination and independence
Sounds like timeless, traditional family values–the same values which undergirded a great nation. America, and in fact all nations and societies, will be judged on the path to either melioration or decline by the manner in which they value and safeguard their children and their most helpless members.
As John Adams wisely surmised, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”