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Porn For Pedophiles: 'Sexy Children' On Parade

Parents serve up 'sexy kids'


Shake it! Blow kisses! Proud moms encourage their little girls to prance around on stage in what they call ‘beauty contests.' An entire television show focuses on it. Each week, viewers are ‘treated' to little girl eye candy. Moms dress up their little angels in bikinis, mini dresses, and other revealing clothing. The girls are then prodded to dance around like mini-strippers. Both moms and dads call to their girls to shake their hips and strike sexy poses. Now, these are little girls. These are little, little girls. Some are babies! Yet these children are placed on a stage and dressed in skimpy costumes, faces thick with makeup. And the children go along with their parents in order to please them. They don't know what is out there watching them. If they did, they would run away screaming.

Shows that focus on these pageants are disturbing. The little girls are sexualized to the point of sporting fake breasts. Then the girls are taught how to strut and provocatively blow kisses as if to say "I'm too sexy for this stage!" Parents are quick to denounce anyone who dares question these behaviors. They claim only a pervert would see it that way. The truth is, they are sexualizing their children, and saying that does not make me a pervert.

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Child molesters use such shows as pornography, masturbating as they watch. When parents present their scantily clad girls on stage, they are ringing the dinner bell for child predators everywhere. The girls are not simply dressed in gowns. They grind their hips, lick their fingers, and roll on the floor. It is sleazy, and nothing attracts sex predators quicker than sleaze.
"I go crazy when I see her," said a convicted child rapist when talking about his five year old victim. "I still go crazy when I think of how she satisfies me." This thirty five year old man used to watch his little victim as she played in the sprinkler wearing her yellow bathing suit. It wasn't easy for him. He had to climb a tree and use binoculars, but he managed to watch her. He watched her for a long time before he took her. In fact, he studied every part of her, as offenders like him do. He recorded video of her and would watch it over and over. He would pause on certain views and go back to the parts he really liked. This is pornography for the child predator. They watch. They study. They know every inch of their victims' bodies.

Sex offenders are always fully responsible for their crimes. A victim is never responsible for a rape. What is happening here is a problem because it is the parents putting their children in a dangerous situation. Just like you don't go to the worst area of town and wave around large wads of cash, you don't put your babies in a situation where they could be hurt. The children really have no choice. They are simply doing what their parents want. But the parents are using their children to fill some kind of void in their lives. Maybe they never thought they were attractive and want to live through their girls. Perhaps they think they can get rich. Whatever it is, it is exploitive and puts the girls at risk.

Likely the parents don't think about the sex fiends who watch their girls with a predator's eye. Surely they don't know that their daughters are targets. I am positive they do not realize that by having their girls prance around provocatively that they are serving up an orgasmic meal to the sick mind. Unfortunately, we live in a time where we have to be watchful. It is not a good idea to sexualize your children. If you do it, don't be surprised when others see your child as a sex object. To the predator, this is an invitation, and it is highly likely that at least one of the girls on that show will become the victim of a stalker or worse. Monsters are out there. Never forget that. They are always watching and waiting, and when an opportunity comes along, they don't miss. Wouldn't it be better to allow your child to be a child than to turn her into a target?

Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D., is a criminal profiler and expert on serial crimes.

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