As I sat and read the article in Sunday's Lifestyles section, "Succeeding as a Sex Object May be Hazardous to Your Health," I was saddened; I felt the article missed the other half of the problem.
Being a mother of two boys, I feel the solution rests as much with parents of sons as it does with parents of daughters. Until we, as parents, raise sons to quit thinking of daughters as sex objects, how will daughters ever be able to think of themselves as anything other than sex objects? With kids today inundated with sex in every aspect of their lives, and there's not time to hope it goes away, let's take this negative and use it as a learning experience. It can only help the problem if we talk to our kids about how this propaganda categorizes stereotypes and stifles both sexes.
Don't get me wrong, sex is a very important part of being an adult, so let's put it back in a positive, healthy, safe context. And imagine the impact if it started with dads.