are the same parents who dress their daughters as prostitutes for Halloween.
(Or all year long, for that matter…)
As I commented at the thread above, this is nothing new. I distinctly recall overhearing women chirping about how their daughters were “dressing as Pretty Woman this year” when the movie first came out, and for a few years thereafter.
All women go through a stage of wanting to flaunt (usually clumsily) their new-found sexuality, at whatever age they may “find” it. Their sexuality makes them (us) all feel like minor superheroes with disturbing magical powers, if only for a brief, bittersweet time. The temptation to test the limits of these powers and make mischief can be overwhelming.
This stage is perfectly natural (which doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be constrained, and only encouraged “with extreme prejudice”. The trouble, as Dennis Prager likes to say, is that we expect boys to control their natures 100%, but don’t expect girls today, with their belly tops and “gone wild” antics, to control their’s at all — to the detriment, to put it mildly, of boys and girls. It is a change from when I was growing up, when the Italian boys could do anything but the Italian girls weren’t allowed to leave the house).
But since when did 6-year-olds have a sexuality to flaunt? That’s the really weird part.