On the last Valentine day, Thomas Sachs opened his front door and found a five-year-old girl standing on the doorstep. The little, homely and shy girl was wearing a gauze miniskirt. (See its picture attached to the right) “My name’s Labella! ” she said in soft and sweet voice. At that time, Sachs was put more in mind of a teenager prostitute that he once saw in Thailand. There wasn’t much difference between the two girls’ outfits in his eyes…
That’s the very beginning of a newly published novel Lolita Effect and so begins our discussion on men’s Lolita Fashion Complex, a critique of the modern obsession with prematurely sexualizing young girls. We have seen what Lolita Fashion Complex has caused – push-up bras for teenagers, pink plastic “Peekaboo Pole Dancing” kit and “Eye Candy” T-shirts were sold everywhere, and you can easily find these Lolita items at Tesco, salelolita, lolitaway and many other online & offline stores. Moreover, magazines tutoring young girls to get Lolita-like look so as to pander to men’s specific taste are flooding in the market.
Who would counteract the “Lolita Fashion Complex”? Maybe people led by school-uniformed Britney Spears in the Baby One More Time video, a regular fixture on the media landscape. They believe that girls should be shielded from sexual offend due to men’s Lolita Complex while others disagree with them because they think girls don’t need “rescuing” from that. Rather, girls should be encouraged that it is their right to enjoy it, thus reclaiming their sexuality from a culture that increasingly positions them as passive, objectified sex kittens who are not encouraged to actually want sex or get any pleasure from it. What we should do, say the later people, is to empower them to see how skewed marketing messages manipulate females to reach the impossible beauty standard- the Barbie body – as the only way to be charming.
However , their opponents can’t support them at all. On the contrary, they argue that “Lolita Fashion Complex” seems to be taking off globally simply because the Lolita goods industry is profitable. A billion-pound industry of female model, cosmetics, Lolita fashion dress and plastic surgery depends upon it, making millions of girls develop a false “self “too early in their lives. “The Lolita Fashion Complex begins with the premise that teenager girls are sexual beings, ” say the anti-Lolita people, “As they mature they deserve to be educated with factual, appropriate and useful information about sex and sexuality, but not in the Lolita way. ”
In contradiction from the anti-Lolita people, Lolita advocators are more likely to think sex is not a “forbidden area”. They hold the option that sex is a normal and healthy part of life, even of teenagers’ lives and young girls should grow up without being afraid of getting certain knowledge about their bodies, making themselves confident about finding and expressing sexual pleasure. Nevertheless, that is surely not to encourage under-age sex though they believes that non-coercive sex between teenagers is not automatically harmful, which deserves more public discourse on it. “I think that a lot of girls under 16 have sexual feelings. My|Healthcare professional|Personal|My own, personal|Search terms|My own , personal|Medical professional|Published|Health care provider|My business|All of my|Of my|Excellent|My own personal|Keyword phrases|A|Offered|Economical|Day-to-day|Web page} belief is that the longer they wait, the better they’ll deal with it as you will be more capable of thinking through the consequences”, the Lolita advocators say, “But we shouldn’t though be so terrified of the idea that kids are thinking about it because it really is a very normal part of adolescence. ”
Well, the red-hot debate between the above-mentioned two groups of people seems to be ever lasting, whether you are a Lolita Fashion advocator or not. It must be admitted that men¡¯s Lolita Complex has caused countless social problems such as sexual offend, teenager pregnancy and abortion. But we should also admit that all of those problems are not merely due to Lolita Fashion in the last analysis. After all, just like many other fashion trends, Lolita Fashion is one of them. Teenagers tend to get Lolita-Like outfit simply because they want to show their cuteness, youth energy and innocence. So , why can¡¯t we hold a tolerate attitude to the Lolita advocators?