Iâ€™m glad I waited until today to write my weekly post about Glee.Â If I hadnâ€™t, I would have missed out on the opportunity to put in my two cents about the pictures of Lea Michelle and Dianna Agron in GQ that were just released.
So, hereâ€™s my two cents: Iâ€™m sick of it.Â Iâ€™m sick of the skin, the bras, and the in-your-face sexuality.Â Why wasnâ€™t it enough to watch these kids sing and dance in appropriate clothing – all while tackling some important and difficult issues?Â Is it the entertainment industry that pushes for the sexier-is-better mindset – or is it us, the viewers?Â Or both?
And what can we do in our homes to manage the onslaught of sexualized media images we see everyday?Â I have written about this topic on the Your Mind. Your Body. blog, but for today, I think the lesson is: talk about it.Â Rather than passively accepting these sexualized images, talk to your kids about them.Â And while youâ€™re at it, talk to your spouse, your friends, your sister, and mom.Â How do they help their kids navigate the sexualized world in which we live – and how do they cope themselves?Â Because our kidsâ€™ body images arenâ€™t the only ones susceptible to the images we see around us – ours are too.