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Fri, Oct. 27th, 2006, 04:21 pm

Hoo Boy" From the "Oops" department: Tescos put a pole dancing kit in the "toys and games" section of their website.

Fri, Oct. 27th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
darlithia: *lol*

You need to come back to Boston and see what costumes are in the kids departments for Halloween. That is pretty bad...but when you see what the 12/14 year old girls are wearing here then that would make more sense.

Fri, Oct. 27th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re: *lol*

There is a disco down the road from where I live that caters to teenagers of that age group and upwards. Whenever I'm on the bus going past it the eyebrows of the occupants of the bus are the only things that get raised higher than the hemlines :)

Of course, since its halloween they were a little more "rocky horror" than most weeks tonight. For added creepy you can picture the dirty old men standing there and staring.
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Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re: *lol*

Likewise, I'm going to be a fucking tyrant if that day ever comes. See, I know for the most part they're fine, its supervised and kids will be kids and they'll do what they can get away with when they can get away with it, wesley or no. I was drinking JD at over eighteens discos (and being chatted up by women five years my senior to my adolescent pride) to reasonable excess when I was thirteen and I turned out alright. That all being said though, the girls didn't dress like trainee hookers back then either.

I'm not sure how I feel about it overall. On the one hand you can't blame the girl for the actions of the lads who *will* push their luck, possibly too far one day but on the other hand its common sense not to take risks in a charged atmosphere. You don't wear a rastafarian hat to a KKK rally, you don't wear the union jack tee shirt to a sinn feinn rally and likewise it doesn't seem like the best idea ever to wear a skirt that barely covers the arse to a disco full of fifteen year old boys with booze in them.

Fri, Oct. 27th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)

Hah, which do you think will do those kids more harm? Seeing something they didn't recognise in Tesco or having their glum pictures in the Daily Mail as it MAKES AN ENORMOUS HORRIFIC OMG OMG THIS WILL SCAR YOU FOREVER OMG DEAL out of something they saw and didn't recognise? Poor little bastards.

Fri, Oct. 27th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)

The latter without a doubt, I just found it funny that they'd put a pole dancing kit in the toys section.

Fri, Oct. 27th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)

Not an inspired move, I'll agree :-)

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)

On the other hand, I'm sure there are parents who have no problem with the idea of their kids learning pole dancing, thinking its empowering or whatnot. It is a strange world.