Editorial: Score One for Parents

I’m using all the restraint I can muster to keep this post short and sweet.

We now have blatant evidence that “Madison Avenue” has had the brains bred out of them.  I’m referring to the recent marketing of push-up swimsuits for little girls.  Our advertisers, marketers, and manufacturers can no longer deny (if they ever could) that “it’s all about image” and that “body” trumps every other consideration of human beauty and value.

Thankfully, parents “won the day” in their protest against the product.  We can still attribute some “brains” to the home front.  But “Madison Avenue” is a goner!  But it only follows that empty souls produce empty heads—ah, but never empty pocket books!

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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