Miley Cyrus became the talk of America for her “twerking”” at the MTV awards last year. I did not watch the show, and yet have seen the oh so famous jig, simply because of the in your face, everywhere publicity it immediately gained. The more provocative, the more attention you will win it seems.
I recently read an article on a different girl. One who will probably not be finding herself on the celebrity gossip columns any time soon.
Her name is Bindi Irwin. She is the daughter of now passed Steve Irwin (“Crocodile Hunter”), and her stance on teen girls and modesty is mind blowing. Soon to be sixteen, she, in her own words stated,
“A lot of times I want to grab these girls and say ‘Look … in 10 years you’ll regret this. Just dress like who you are. Don’t try so hard. A pair of jeans and a T-shirt is just as gorgeous and even makes you look classier’ … The way I choose to dress, I want to influence other people around me I suppose.”
Did I really say the girl is about to turn 16???
Losing her father at a young age, Bindi had every excuse to live the rebel teen life. Instead, she is doing the exact opposite, even choosing to stay clear of alcohol and cigarettes, and opting for tea and a good book instead.
What if the role models and superstars of our day where the Bindi Irwin(s)? What type of teens would our girls be? What type of standards would they hold? What type of respect might the teenage boys start giving them?
Thank you Bindi Irwin.
How I pray those like you will grow in number. That your message will begin to take hold and spread like wildfire to young girls everywhere.
You may not reveal too much of your skin.
You may spend most your hours getting your hands dirty loving on animals.
Your beauty proceeds from within–the greatest beauty of all.
Keep on fighting for your generation, and please, never stop. My little girl is but two. I beg you, fight for her, so in some miraculous way, she will not have to know this same struggle.