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A Dad’s Point of View – by Bruce Sallan

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What heppened to shame?

The other day I was listening to a radio talk show that was quoting an article from the New York Post about the popular dresses for this year’s high school proms. According to the article, callers, and talk-show host, the choices ranged from sleazy to stripper. One caller said she went shopping with her daughter and they could find nothing that either would consider appropriate for her to wear.

A quote, in the article, came from a dress storeowner in New York who described this year’s style choices as pretty much saran wrap or worse, as far as exposing the girls’ bodies.

It brought to mind the extreme changes in societal attitudes regarding shame. It no longer exists among much of our secular society. We see regular examples of celebrities who skirt what used to be career-threatening episodes with little more than a slap on the wrist. In the case of an infamous hotel heiress, her “accidentally released” sex video actually propelled her to fame with her sordid behavior.

Some sports stars regularly get caught doing things that in the past might have caused ruin to their personal lives and careers, whether it is the use of drugs or infidelity. Ironically, it seems that only gambling, as in the case of a well-known former baseball player who bet against his team, seems to cause some damage to a reputation.

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Written by demon53

June 13, 2010 at 1:22 am

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