I am so glad I don't have a daughter. Why? Well… I know that I would be mostly responsible for raising her, teaching her values, and being her favorite role model but I wouldn't be able to control it all…not 100%. Just like I did when I was young, one day she would look around and start checking out other women, finding other people to admire, to look up to, to model herself after. And that's when I would get scared. I would want to ban television from her life so my child wouldn't grow up to be a fool.
Where is this concern coming from? From my issues with Reality TV. I don't even watch a lot of it, but I don't have to. Clips from the most outrageous segments are shown on the news, talk shows, newsmagazines, program promos, and recaps like The Soup. They're kinda hard to miss.
I used to think that the chicks on The Jersey Shore were pretty bad. Not so much anymore. One could argue that they're young and allowed to be foolish…even reckless because that's what your youth is for, right?
What I would be worried about for my Imaginary Daughter is her exposure to the grown women on shows like the Basketball Wives and Real Housewives franchises. Read more: