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Casey Kitchel


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Sixteen & Modeling

In the summary of Cameron Russell's talk it reads "...she takes a wry look at the industry(fashion) that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old." The first time I read this I didn't think much of it. But the more times I read it, the more second thoughts I have. The statement might as well read "the fashion industry had a high school student looking highly seductive." Something about that is uncomfortable. What do other people think about this?


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  • Jul 29 2013: Of course it makes us feel uncomfortable.

    The fashion industry takes full advantage of the natural sexual attractiveness of youth, and this runs counter to one of our culture's myths, the innocence of children. This is one excellent example of why I consider our culture insane, particularly with respect to sexuality and clothes..
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      Jul 31 2013: The fashion industry exploits the "natural sexual attractiveness of youth" for their own commercial gain.

      Since when did selling clothes have anything to do with sex?

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