Monday, September 22, 2014
The Business Insider reported on July 14, 2014 that "Teenage Girls Freak Out After Heartthrob [R-New York] Congressman Shows Up At [Sweet 16] Party" But the nymphets started their "freak out" before the 44-year-old Congressman got there.
"F***ing Michael Grimm is going," one teen wrote on Twitter. "I'm gonna dance with him all night and make him fall in love with me."
Grimm reportedly promised her that wouldn't be their last encounter.
"He told me he's taking me to prom I was like you fricking better," the teen wrote.
Another teen quoted the excited conversations about Grimm that she overheard among her friends.
"'Michael Grimm is coming.' 'Oh sh** now I have to wear nice underwear,'" she wrote.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
|57-year-old Steven Bauer and 18-year-old Lyda Loudon|
The Huffington Post reported that 57-year-old actor Steven Bauer has a nymphet! Bauer, who is the former husband of 57-year-old Melanie Griffith, star of Showtime's crime drama Ray Donovan and the cult classic Scarface, is dating 18-year-old Lyda Loudon. Loudon is the daughter of Gina Gentry Loudon, an author and Fox News contributor.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Don Giovanni (1787) is considered by many to be the finest opera of all time. David Naugle wrote "What Plato's Republic is to political philosophy, what Michelangelo's Cistine Chapel Ceiling is to painting, and what Shakespeare's tragedies are to drama, so also is Mozart's Don Giovanni to the works and world of opera." And Naugle shared that Goethe opined that Mozart "... obviously possessed deep insight into human nature ..."
Don Giovanni was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but was written by librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Is the opera so well known because of its music or libretto? I would argue that the "unsung hero" is Da Ponte. In addition, it is well-known that Don Giovanni was a libertine, who seduced over 1,000 females in Spain - not to mention other lands, but many would be surprised to realize that he specialized in nymphets.
For example, Giovanni's servant, Leporello, explained to Donna Elvira, one of Giovanni's young spurned conquests, that Gionvanni's "... outstanding passion is the youthful beginner....provided she wears a skirt."
While pretending to be Giovanni, Leporello referred to Donna Elvira as, "Poor little girl...pretty little face!
During his seduction of "Little" Zerlina, a peasant girl, Giovanni told her, "... you are not destined to be a peasant, those roguish little eyes will win you another lot, those lovely little lips, those white and fragrant little fingers; it's like touching reeds and smelling roses." Zerlina was further described as "... my little dear," and as having, "...white and young little hands...that fresh complexion..."
And, Giovanni informed Leporello, "I met a beautiful, young, elegant girl on the street; I went up to her, I took her by the hand ..."
38-year-old Da Ponte had two sources of inspiration for his libretto: Giovanni Bertati's libretto for Don Giovanni, o sia II convitato di pietra and his 16-year-old mistress.
So, why isn't Don Giovanni known as an ephebophile? My assumption is that it is very difficult to find nymphet opera singers; therefore, most performances of Don Giovanni are done by middle-age women which causes a major theme of the opera to get lost in translation.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
|Henri Gervex (1852-1929) Rolla 1878|
Henri Gervex's oil on canvas Rolla was inspired by Alfred de Musset's lengthy poem Rolla (1833). Here's the plot summary of the poem from Paris' museum Musée d'Orsay:
The text recounts the destiny of a young bourgeois, Jacques Rolla, falling into a life of idleness and debauchery. He meets with Marie, a teenager who found in prostitution an escape from misery. Rolla is seen here ruined, standing by the window, his eyes turned to the girl sleeping. He is about to commit suicide by poison.
If the scene was judged indecent [by the Beaux-Arts administration], it was not because of Marie's nudity, which in no way differs from the canonic nudes of the time. The attention of contemporaries rather turned to the still life constituted by a gown, a garter, and a hastily undone corset covered with a top hat. Gervex might have been advised by Degas to put "a corset on the floor" so that the spectator may know this woman "is not a model". Indeed, this disposition and the nature of the clothes clearly indicate Marie's consent and her status as a [teen] prostitute. Moreover, the walking stick emerging from the garments acts as a metaphor for sexual intercourse.
I learned about Rolla while preparing a forthcoming post on Baxter's translation of Musset's Two Nights of Excess.
|American Apparel's Lolita Wear|
Last week Time reported on the backlash that American Apparel received on social media after the company posted raunchy pictures on its Instagram account of "... a girl bending over a car, revealing her underwear and buttocks under her skirt." In addition, the company is selling Lolita mini skirts and crop tops.
The fact that American Apparel is basing their sexy campaign on 12-year-old Lolita, whom initiated sex with H.H., her middle-aged step-father and gave him paid hand-jobs while he looked alluring upon other nymphets, is revealing.
In reality, the campaign is a reflection of raunchy teen behavior. American Apparel is selling teens what they, teens, want. Like Douglas Rushkoff mentioned in the documentary Merchants of Cool (2001), "It's a feedback loop," i.e., American Apparel wants to be a cool company that sells sexy clothes, and cool teens want to wear sexy clothes.
(Update 09/02/14) The Guardian report today that "The UK advertising watchdog has banned a campaign by the retailer American Apparel for using a partially nude model, who appeared to be under 16, in a series of images that suggested she was "stripping off for an amateur-style photo shoot". The Advertising Standards Authority received a complaint that it could be seen by children and inappropriate because the model seemed "young and vulnerable and [the ad] could be seen to sexualise a child"."
A spokesperson for American Apparel defended the advertisement by saying that the model is 23-years-old and that the advertisement was meant to highlight the hoodie and not the girl's cleavage and breasts. Thus, the model only looks like a nymphet and we should be concentrating on the class Flex Fleece and not the model's tan lined breasts. Clearly, American Apparel is either delusional or feels that we are not easily disillusioned.
L.A. based artist, University of California fine arts instructor and writer Charlie White's muse is the American teen. His short film American Minor, which depicts the day in the life of an American nymphet, was shown at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. If you're naive and think that the ending of the film is the artist's fantasy,
I dare you to Google "teen masturbation". You can view the entire short film here.
American Minor (2009) Trailer
Friday, August 15, 2014
National Archaeological Museum, Naples
The Venus Callipyge is a 1st century BC marble Roman statue. The name means "Venus (or Aphrodite) of the beautiful buttocks." The statue shows a woman, whom some consider to be Venus, performing an anasyrma to expose her buttocks. She is peering at her buttocks which further draws attention them.
The statue conjures up the following story which can be found in Athenaeus' Deipnosophists (12.554 c–e) about two nymphets in Syracuse, Sicily who were trying to determine which of them had the most attractive buttocks .
"Once upon a time a farmer had two beautiful daughters. One day these girls, getting into a dispute as to which one had a more beautiful backside, went out onto the public street. And by chance a young man was passing by, the son of a rich old man. They showed themselves to him, and when he saw them he voted in favor of the older girl. And in fact, falling in love with her, when he got back to town, he took to his bed and told his younger brother everything that had happened. And the younger brother also went to the country and saw the girls, and he fell in love with the other daughter. And so when the boys' father tried to get them to marry someone of the upper classes, he couldn't persuade his sons, and so he brought the girls in from the country, with their father's permission, and married them to his sons. And so these girls were called fair-buttocked by the citizens, as Cercidas of Megalopolis says in his Iambic Verses: "There was a pair of beautiful-buttocked girls in Syracuse"
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Us Weekly reported that rapper Tyga hosted a 17th birthday party for Kylie Jenner. The party took place last Sunday for the Kardashian family member and was attended by the likes of Justin Bieber.
Tyga asked Bieber to serenade the nymphet, he purchased birthday party hats emblazoned with Kylie's picture, and he ordered a custom made cake that was shaped like a large erect penis.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
"...almost every girl you see. They believe in their hearts that they are worth nothing, that they have little to offer. They believe boys will pull them out of their ordinariness and finally, finally, transform them into someone better than who they are."
"They give out blow jobs like kisses and hope for love in return."
"But they aren't sex addicts or even love addicts. What they crave is the attention [which is their "dirty little secret"], that moment when a boy looks at them and they can believe that they are worth something to someone. They can believe that they matter.
Cohen wrote that despite wide-spread belief to the contrary, girls are sexual and "...have just as much sexual desire and curiosity as boys." And we know that Cohen's claim that girls masturbate can be confirmed by Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies; thus, it isn't surprising that she shared that the Guttmacher Institute reported that:
- Almost 50% of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 had sex at least once and 27% of girls between the ages of 13 and 16 had sex more than once.
- Approximately 8.8 million girls between the ages of 15 and 24 acquire a STD every year.
- And approximately 750,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 get pregnant every year - 82% of them are unplanned.
In addition, Cohen wrote that "Thirteen year old girls proudly extol their abilities to give blow jobs, which they do in the bathrooms at parties or at school. Middle and high schoolers have sex parties...and lots of adolescent girls watch porn."
Cohen makes a vital point that there's a distinction between "... acting on natural sexual feelings and using male attention and sex to fill emptiness..." In other words, nymphets enjoy sex just as much as boys do, but they often use sex to get the attention that they crave from boys and men.
And Cohen points out that the desire to get the attention of the opposite is reinforced by the media. She advised readers to "Take a quick glance at some of the top teen girls' magazines and you see these headlines [like]: "How do Get a Guy's Attention"...[and] just about every Disney princess plot revolves around snagging a man. The Little Mermaid is a perfect example. The main character Ariel doesn't even speak, and then she gives up her entire identity as a mermaid and singer to get her guy."
Cohen gives a number of examples of girls who haven't handled the distinction between being sexual and craving attention well e.g.,:
- 12-year-old Lana gave blow jobs regularly.
- When Kelsey was in the 6th grade she gave a Burger King cashier a handjob during his break
- 14-year-old Lourdes met her 24-year-old boyfriend at an underage club
But psychologist Marta Meana wrote in a New York Times Magazine piece that "women's desire is not relational, it's narcissistic. It is dominated by the yearnings of 'self-love,' by the wish to be the object of erotic admiration and sexual need." Therefore, a nymphets desire for attention may be more powerful than her sexual desires, which would, at least partially, explain why so many nymphets produce raunchy cellphone pictures and webcam videos, which boys and men desperately crave. For example, Cohen shared how 15-year-old Johanna gets "...a rush from the power..." that comes from the attention she gets on the Internet."I related the preceding information, because I can verify Cohen's information based on my own research; however, the following claims made by Cohen are erroneous. She claimed that "...girls who chose men so far out of their age range also tend toward low self-esteem and depression. Many of these girls are looking to replace their abusive or difficult families with new ones." But in the prior 48 pages of the book she surmised that most girls suffer from a low self-esteem - not just the teleiophiles.
Thus, it's a feedback loop i.e., Girls crave attention. Girls use sex to get attention. Boys crave sex. Boys give girls the attention they crave - temporarily. And a boy can only imagine how a girl feels when she gets both attention and sex - two things that she enjoys tremendously.
Thus, it's a feedback loop i.e., Girls crave attention. Girls use sex to get attention. Boys crave sex. Boys give girls the attention they crave - temporarily. And a boy can only imagine how a girl feels when she gets both attention and sex - two things that she enjoys tremendously.
In addition, she wrote "...girls I interviewed told me they felt that teenage boys were immature and that they like how the older men treated them..." But in the next paragraph she wrote "...men who choose teenage girls tend to be immature and insecure, with egos matching those of teenage boys. Many have criminal histories..." I hope that the contradiction is apparent. And to make the claim that "many" ephebophiles are criminals is preposterous.
Lastly, Cohen warns that raunchy teen behavior can lead to raunchy adult behavior if the addiction to attention isn't held under control after marriage. She wrote "When their emptiness, their sense of being worthless, isn't healed through the relationship, they head back out there, certain it means they just didn't find the right one yet."
Sunday, May 18, 2014
In Jess Franco's Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977) [German: Die Liebesbriefe einer portugesischen Nonne], after Father Vicente, a middle-aged priest and The Confessor of Sins, catches 15-year-old Maria (Susan Hemingway) committing "... wicked and shameful behavior." in the woods with a 17-year-old boy, the priest convinces Maria's mother to send the nymphet to the convent. Father Vicente warns that Maria, "... will surely be condemned to hell if she continues to run loose."
Upon arriving at the convent, Maria is
After the nymphet passed her vaginal exam, she was sent to the confessional. Father Vicente inquired, "Did you ever experience pleasure?" Maria answered by describing how she performed oral sex on her older cousin in a dream. Father Vicente audibly masturbated until orgasm during Maria's confession.
Maria is then shown to her room and is soon visited by the two youngest nuns in the convent. One of the young nuns welcomes Maria with a "sisterly kiss" on the lips before the nuns invite Marie to play a lesbian "game". But their game is interrupted by the Grand Priestess who, on the orders of Father Vicente, proceeds to sensually undress Maria and wrap her nude body in thorns. The Grand Priestess informs Maria that she must endure the pain of the thorns to achieve salvation.
When a letter that Maria sends her to mother explaining the hypocrisy of Father Vicente is intercepted, Maria is placed in a "cell of isolation" to repent; however, Father Vicente informs Maria that if she really wants to repent she must make, "A holy sacrifice," by sacrificing her virginity to Satan (Herbert Fux). But before Marie has the honor of sacrificing her virginity, she must prove herself worthy of the "honor" by performing a task or "penance", which is to perform oral sex on Father Vicente! Subsequently, Maria's 15-year-old virginity is taken by the Devil in the midst of the nuns masturbating and having lesbian sex.
In the end, Maria refuses to believe that it was all a dream and does everything that she can to escape the convent, expose Father Vicente and Mother Alma, and avoid being burned at the stake.
Interestingly, Susan Hemingway was 14-years-old when Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977) was filmed and since the film was made in Germany her nudity was legal due to the age of consent in Germany being, you guessed it, 14.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that the opening credits for Cruel Intentions (1999) revealed that the movie was “suggested” by the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos De Laclos.
Here's the abbreviated Wikipedia plot summary of Les Liaisons dangereuses:
The Vicomte de Valmont is determined to seduce the virtuous, married ... Madame de Tourvel. At the same time, the Marquise de Merteuil is determined to corrupt the young [15-year-old] Cécile de Volanges, whose mother has only recently brought her out of a convent to be married — to Merteuil's previous lover [36-year-old M. le Comte de Gercourt], who has rudely discarded her. [However] Cécile falls in love with the Chevalier Danceny (her young music tutor), and Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers in order to gain their trust and use them later in their own schemes.
Merteuil suggests that the Vicomte seduces Cécile in order to enact her revenge on Cécile's future husband. Valmont refuses, finding the challenge too easy, and preferring to devote himself to seducing [22-year-old] Madame de Tourvel. Merteuil promises Valmont that if he seduces Madame de Tourvel and provides her with written proof, she will spend the night with him. He expects rapid success, but does not find it as easy as his many other conquests. During the course of his pursuit, he discovers that Cécile's mother has written to Madame de Tourvel about his bad reputation. He avenges himself in seducing Cécile as Merteuil had suggested. In the meantime, Merteuil takes Danceny as a lover.
By the time Valmont has succeeded in seducing Madame de Tourvel, he seems to have fallen in love with her. Jealous, Merteuil tricks him into deserting Madame de Tourvel — and reneges on her promise of spending the night with him. In retaliation Valmont reveals that he prompted Danceny to reunite with Cécile, leaving Merteuil abandoned yet again. Merteuil declares war on Valmont and reveals to Danceny that Valmont has seduced Cécile.
We already know why Valmont seduced Cécile, who is described in the novel as "really pretty, she is only fifteen; a rosebud...[an] innocent convent-girl..." but let's take a look at how he seduced the nymphet.
Valmont possesses a very high level of self-confidence and he clearly practices Assumed Attraction i.e., he has no doubt in his mind that Cécile will be attracted to him and that he could seduce the maiden. Valmont boasts that Cécile, "...would be handed over to me defenseless, who could not fail to be intoxicated by a first attention...whom curiosity would probably lead more rapidly than love."
What Kerry Cohen wrote in Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity supports Valmont's stance that females become intoxicated by male attention. She wrote "What they crave is attention, that moment when a boy looks at them and they can believe that they are worth something to someone. They can believe that they matter."
2. Presence\Focus Charisma
In addition, Valmont is focused, which is an essential part of charisma according to the book The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane. Madame de Volanges wrote that Valmont "...has never from his earliest youth taken one step or said one word without a purpose..." And the author of the ebook The October Man Sequence advises that pickup artists should maintain that level of moment-to-moment focus.
Geoff Colvin relates in Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else that for one to be a world-class performer he should possess self-efficacy, which is a tool that can be used to help one succeed in specific situations. One aspect of self-efficacy is using Performance Outcomes (i.e., past experiences) to increase one's self-confidence.
In an attempt to humble Valmont, Marquise de Merteuil wrote, "You [Valmont] have seduced, ruined even, a number of women...Where is there in that any merit which is really yours? A handsome face, the result of mere chance; grace, which is almost always given by experience...quite praiseworthy impudence (i.e., extreme self-confidence), but probably due solely to the facility of your first successes..."
Thus, Valmont's attractive grace and impudence can be attributed to his previous Performance Outcomes.
4. Attention via Eye-Contact
Michael Ellsberg wrote in the book The Power of Eye Contact that eye contact "... doesn't create attraction. What it does do ... is reveal attraction and makes both parties unmistakably aware of it."
Consequently, Valmont used eye contact to reveal is attraction to Cécile. He made use of "tender and pressing" glances, which caused the nymphet to "lower her large, modest eyes." After looking at her "angelic face" his eyes wandered "... over all her person" He said, "... I amused myself by guessing at the curves and forms through a light but always troublesome garment. After I had descended from the head to her feet, I returned from the feet to her head. My fair friend, that soft gaze was fixed upon me...Then there was established between us...the first treaty of love..."
5. Gorilla Seduction
Valmont requested that Cécile remove the key to her bedroom door from her mother's mantle, so that he could procure a copy under the guise of making it easier for him to relay letters to Cécile from Danceny. But what Valmont really had in mind were "nocturnal rendezvous".
After making a copy of the key and making sure "everything was quiet in the chateau", armed with a dark lantern, Valmont made his way into Cécile's bedroom. Cécile, whom Valmont describes as having a, "... little person's pretty look", a "fresh mouth", and a "childish air" was asleep, but he was able to wake her without causing a stir in the chateau.
Valmont wrote, "... I promised everything for a kiss...After much bargaining, we agreed on a second...Then I guided the timid arms around my body, I held her more amorously in one of mine, and the soft kiss was indeed received...I have begun to like slow methods, I tell you. Once certain of arriving, why hurry on the journey so fast?"
But Valmont didn't wait long before moving on to the next phase of seduction. He wrote that Cécile, "yielded at first and ended up by consenting... we did not separate until we were satisfied with each other and had both agreed..." on the next rendezvous.
It's worth sharing that Valmont didn't get back to room until dawn and "...was worn out with fatigue.." but went to breakfast, because he had a "...passion for observing behaviors the morning after." And Valmont observed that the nymphet he seduced had, "... embarrassment in her countenance! Difficulty in walking! Eyes continually lowered, and so large and so tired!"
If you read the novel, it may appear that Valmont raped Cécile, but the maiden admitted she didn't thwart Valmont's advances as aggressively as she could have. She wrote, "...I am afraid I did not defend myself as much as I could have...there were moments when I was if I loved him...and I was weak enough to consent that he should come again this evening..."
After subsequent late night visits from Valmont, Cécile wrote, "... I must admit there is great pleasure in it; so I am scarcely at all unhappy...And also M. de Valmont is very charming!"
But Valmont didn't stop there. You used another seduction technique on the nymphet. One that he wrote, "... is not always necessary for seducing a girl, it is indispensable and often the most efficacious way, when you wish to deprave her.." And what seduction technique did he use? He falsely related "scandalous adventures" about Cécile's mother, for "...she who does not respect her mother will not respect herself..."
And before long Valmont had seduced the nymphet to meet in his room. He wrote, "I have received her there twice; and in this short space the scholar has become almost as learned as the master. Yes, truly, I have taught her everything, including the complaisances!"
After the scandalous novel, which the author stated was based on personal observations of French nobles, was published in 1782, it was enjoyed by the likes of Queen Marie Antoinette. And despite the fact that Les Liaisons Dangereuses involves a middle-aged man seducing, "ruining", and taking the virginity of a 15-year-old girl, it has been adapted into a number of plays, films, television shows, ballets, radio shows and operas.
For example, Dangerous Liaisons (1988) starred 17-year-old (nude) Uma Thurman as Cécile and was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. The film won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
|Louisa Krause as Cecile in the Huntington Theatre Company Production of |
Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Boston University Theatre
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
According to a Village Voice article, Collins "... addresses the insecurities and angst of the female teenage experience through her artworks ...The photographs depict young women in various intimate scenes...many of the works deal aggressively with the physical changes of female adolescence."
The gallery relates that Collins is:
- founder and curator of The Ardorous, an online art collective showcasing work by emerging female artists
- a staff photographer at Rookie, Tavi Gevinson’s magazine for teenage girls
- a casting director for Richard Kern [a photographer of nymphets]
- the writer and directer of two films “The Crimson Crusade” and “Pussy Power”, two subversive shorts that focus on reclaiming female sexuality, and
- the curator of an all-female art show titled Gynolandscape
- began giving lectures on art and female sexuality at educational and art institutions such as York University and The Art Gallery of Ontario
- was profiled by the New York Times as a cultural influencer
- has work that has been featured in publications like VICE, Oyster, Vogue Italia, GARAGE, and Purple
- was named one of Canada’s top 30 artists under 30 by Blouin Artinfo, and
- is currently working on a book of photography to be printed by Random House in 2015
|The Photography of Petra Collins|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets and on this blog about how nymphets are used to sell everything from jeans to perfume. And (gay) designer Marc Jacobs is highly prone to use nymphets to sell his products. In the past he used 17-year-old Dakota Fanning to sell his Oh Lola (in reference to Lolita) perfume.
Most recently Jacobs used 18-year-old Kendall Jenner during New York Fashion Week to promote his latest fashion line. Teen Vogue related that Kendall said, "I just recently turned 18, so this [show] is my big kick-off to start and grow my career." Kendall's debut walk down the runway caused a stir due to her sheer top.
But that wasn't the first time that Kendall exposed her young breasts to the world. When she turned 18 she she posted a photograph that was taken by Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James of her "taut" nipples on Instagram. Clearly, Kendall is aware of the allure of nymphets and is using it to advance her career.
Kendall Jenner for Marc Jacobs NYFW
Saturday, April 19, 2014
|Pretty Little Liars S04E18 Aria and Mr. Fitz|
I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets that like in literature, there are a number of television shows and movies that have a female high school student in a romantic relationship with one of her (English) teachers. I first saw the theme on One Tree Hill about ten years ago and most recently on the hugely popular ABC Family teen drama, Pretty Little Liars.
On the show, 16-year-old brunette Aria met Ezra at a bar, kissed him and “made out” with him in the bar’s bathroom. The next day she found out that Eric was actually Mr. Fitz, her new English teacher. Aria and Mr. Fitz continued to make out in subsequent episodes for over four seasons in places like his car and apartment.
You may be asking yourself, “How can a television show get away with portraying a 16-year-old in a relationship with her English teacher?” The answer is easy. Pretty Little Liars is set in Pennsylvania where the age of consent is, you guessed it, 16. The writers strategically set the show in Pennsylvania, so they could legally shock its viewers.
And if you're intrigued by the television show, you'll find the novels fascinating.
In the beginning of chapter three of volume one, Hanna, who is described as the most sought-after girl at Rosewood Day high school and her best friend, Mona Vanderwaal, were sipping red wine at the French-inspired cafe, Rive Gauch, in the King James Mall.
While they were inconceivably enjoying their drinks and “comparing Vogue to Teen Vogue,” Hanna noticed a “fortysomething guy staring lecherously at them,” so she decided it would be a good idea to have a “Lolita” moment.
“We should flash him.” Mona suggested before the teens slowly pulled up the hems of their sky-high minis and revealed their panties to the “... regular Humbert Humbert.”
“You know that guy had a boner,” Mona presumed as the middle-aged man dashed away after he spilled his drink.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The New York Magazine article The Collateral Damage of a Teenager that was excerpted from All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior reiterated what I wrote in The Allure of Nymphets and on this blog about the history of childhood in America.
The article states:
And that “storm and stress” can have dire consequences for the parents and the children. As for the children, the article states:
From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense that adolescents might be more disposed toward risk. Human beings need incentives to leave the family nest. Leaving home is dangerous. But here’s a historical point to consider: Maybe adolescents would be less inclined to jump off roofs and other manners of silliness if they had more positive and interesting ways to express their risk-taking selves. That was the argument the anthropologist Margaret Mead made in the sixties: The sheltered lives of modern adolescents were robbing them of an improvisational “as-if” period during which they could safely experiment with who they’d ultimately become. (Without romanticizing life in the past, the historian Steven Mintz notes that Eli Whitney opened his own nail factory before going to Yale at 16, and Herman Melville dropped out of school at 12 to work “in his uncle’s bank, as a clerk in a hat store, as a teacher, a farm laborer, and a cabin boy on a whaling ship—all before the age of 20.”)
As for the parents:
For parents, however, the picture is a good deal more complicated. In 1994, Steinberg published Crossing Paths, one of the few extensive accounts of how parents weather the transition of their firstborns into puberty, based on a longitudinal study he conducted of more than 200 families. Forty percent of his sample suffered a decline in mental health once their first child entered adolescence. Respondents reported feelings of rejection and low self-worth; a decline in their sex lives; increases in physical symptoms of distress.
Thus, the invention of childhood has caused negative consequences for parents and their children. Parents experience a decline in mental health and children indulge in risk-taking like making (Middle School) Girls Gone Wild YouTube videos.