Singaporean Lolitas – Only Parents to Blame?
The consensus, according to the article, is that parents and consumerism are the main cause for underage lolitas in Singapore. Of course, our world-class super-duper highest ranking education system where these kids spent a lot of their time ‘learning’ has nothing to do with it. Our schools only equip our kids with skills to get them jobs. Sex education is the job of parents and parents alone.
Oh and the media is just an ‘objective’ reporter in all of this. Consumerism of course, is something built into capitalist society. So if our media shows skimpy models wearing next-to-nothing in the newspapers and on TV, they are just informing the public. When they run advertisements on slimming bust enhancement that go great lengths to commoditize women, they are just earning revenue. And if the media gets a flurry of letters to their forum page for the next week because of this article, it is just an unintended consequence.
Schoolgirls offering sex for money is a problem. But I’m not sure if one can just blame parents outright. I am not sure if this is just a case where parents concentrate a lot of their careers and ignore the activities of their kid. In fact, I will not be surprised if many of these girls are raised by single parents or come from broken homes. When parents are struggling to provide for two-square meals a day, the kid is then usually raised by society in general and the school in particular.
A more in-depth study is probably needed before a conclusive answer. To blame the parents up front is at best, simplistic.