A few days back, while shopping on the streets
of Vashi, I saw a strange sight.
Walking ahead of me were
three women - one in a shirt and pair of trousers, two in their
salwar kameezes. Nothing remarkable about the women, however .
them, walked a little girl child, with a cute ponytail. What the
kid was wearing was what stopped me and my brother short.
little girl was wearing a glittering gold short dress with
noodle straps, and the dress just about covered the little
girl's butt. In the night, in the glow of the street lamps, the
girl looked liked a small-sized street-walker. A hooker. The
dress was straight out of the late night music vidoes, designed
to display rather than cover up.
I cannot guess whether the
dress was the little girl's idea or its mother's. What I believe
is that either way, getting a little child to wear such a dress,
and get her comfortable wearing it is a surefire recipe to
invite sexual attention to the kid who has passed her infancy
only an year or two ago.
I have read stories - in Outlook
- I think, of how children like to dress up, take care of their
appearance etc. But the stories pictured children at least a few
more years older.
If an adult wears a dress as short as that, I may lech at
her. I may find it distasteful. However, what I know for sure is
that it is an adult's choice, and she is responsible for the
consequences. If you want to dress like a video hoochie, it is
your ass, baby.
But a kid - you know what this invites? Let me tell you. I do
not think your ultra-sensitive women's magazines will tell you
This is India, and India has a large share of perverts on its
streets. There are many sitting idly by the streetside, whose
nightly pleasuring of themselves is fueled by what they see on
the streets. Old women get molested on our streets, and so do
young women. If a passing newspaper boy decides to grab a peace
of that ass, the kid is too young even to understand what is
Two, does anyone really know how sexually conscious young
children are? They may not know about the birds and the bees,
but every read-blooded young boy wants to look under skirts or
pull a pair of panties down. That is reality. Kids, whom you get
too comfortable with their own near-nakedness, will get naked
with their playmates, cousins and maybe, the older pervert
staying next door. Do not doubt this, the kid is going to be a
major turn-on for boys who are too young to get a hard-on, but
not too young to get their cousin sister naked.
Visualize a few more years ahead, based on the little data
that we have. I see irresponsible parents living out their gal
fantasies through their sexy child, leading to initial sexual
attention the child is ill-equipped to handle, later to being
groped by boys around the neighbourhood and a potential
molestation or rape by a neighbour or relative by the time she
is 14 years of age. Forget sexual liberation, you are not even
offering the kid a choice - by the time she is an adult, she
could turn into one with a most brazen, cynical and scarred view
of the world.
Am I drawing too many conclusions out of what I saw on one
kid on the street? Yes. But unfortunately, the world is not a
particularly friendly place. Give your kid some time to learn