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I find it somewhat disturbing that young girls are being pursued by the make-up and beauty industry at the age of 6 yrs old. This article sort of paints it as “isn’t it interesting that our culture is moving this way”. I don’t think so. In my opinion it’s more an indication of the troubling nature of the industrialization of human trafficking. I agree with Rosalind Wiseman that this is simply the ‘hyper-sexualization’ of young girls. Why is it all of a sudden cute to see a small girl decking herself out in make-up and other ‘body-enhancing’ clothing?

On a different note. I am pleased to see that Starbucks is working on ‘re-training’ its’ baristas. That has been needed for a while. Although, unlike a few coffee shops around here, Starbucks does not burn it’s coffee. Still, the coffee shop has begun to resemble more of a fast-food chain than a place to chat and drink espresso. Sort of losing the ‘cultured’ feel that other smaller coffee shops have. 

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