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Girls gone wild

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Submitted by David Mitchell (United States), May 25, 2004 at 09:45

It is understandable that the Muslim world would view us with alarm. The image we project to the world is not a nice one.
It seems that our culture is in a downward spiral and that part of that is the apparent abandonment of restraint by our women. Whether this is true or not, it appears that way when one views what now passes for entertainment in the movies and on television. We do appear to be crass, materialistic, immoral and shallow and our women appear to lead the way.

The one thing my friends and I have in common is that we are old enough to remember when families had two parents - each with a specific role in managing life. God was not dead then. Women tended to put the brakes on bad behavior among the men, boys and girls. Entertainment had more content than just sex. Songs had tender sentiments. The worst drug a kid could get was a six pack of beer. Television was in black and white. There was a lot wrong back then, but we threw away much of the good with the bad.
I hope we are not the Hilton sisters of the planet, but rightfully or wrongfully we are viewed that way. Maybe the answer is to clean up our own culture for our kids and gain some respect in the world.
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