During the half-time, I went to the store and when I got back, Beyonce's performance was going on. I sat down in my seat and *BAM*! There it was! Beyonce in her outfit, gyrating, and the camera was "all
up in her crotch" getting a "money shot."
Whoa. Outfit aside, she put on one heck of a performance. There are no questions that woman can give an entertaining performance.
However, while I was enjoying the performance, I have to say I was conflicted because as the father of a young son, I'm concerned with the over/hyper-sexualization of children. Yes, "even with a son", I'm
concerned about the sexualization of children. I have an older daughter, who is an adult, and I still wonder about her as well.
I'm concerned about perverts being more attracted to children because of the clothes the children wear. And by perverts, I don't just mean sexual predators of young children I also mean adults who target under aged teenagers for sexual conquest. I'm concerned about girls/young women being sexualized to the point that they only see their self worth as a sex toy for boys/young men. I'm concerned about boys/young men being sexualized to the point that they only see their self worth as consisting of how many girls/women they can have sex with. This is what troubles me so much about the current "fad" of rappers rapping about strippers and "being in love with a stripper" and workouts featuring the stripper pole. I also think, from talking with men who had pornography addictions as well as reading about it, that the hyper sexualization of women, especially with pornography, negatively affects the intimate and sexual -- they aren't the same -- interaction of men and women.
Beyonce brought it! She did her thing. But, I'm conflicted.