Hypothetically speaking, you have a daughter, she's under 18, would you let her wear this shorts?
What about your son, would you let him go out shirtless or with something like this (where his bulge is clearly noticeable)?
- I wouldn't let my daughter, but I would let my son5% (8)10% (11)7% (19)Vote
- I wouldn't let my son, but I would let my daughter2% (4)2% (2)2% (6)Vote
- I wouldn't let any of them go out like that85% (145)77% (87)82% (232)Vote
- I would let both go out like that8% (14)11% (13)9% (27)Vote
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Short answer: No.
First, I question "Where did they get those clothes. Did they buy them with my money?" If they did, I wouldn't be happy. That'd be a big no no. They aren't going to buy that stuff on my dime because I frankly don't approve of it.
Second, they are going to get a big talk on sexualization, the world we live in, and that you can still be very attractive to whoever without dressing like that. In fact, many would find them more attractive if they'd dress less sexually.
Third, I'd say to them that while they live in my house and eat my food and whatnot, they aren't going to dress like that. It is the trade off of living here. I don't stay insanely strict, but I have some clear cut lines in the sand so to speak. That'd be crossing them.
However, if they bought those clothes with their own money that they worked for, I would tell them something like, "When you are out of this house and over 18, ask yourself if you really feel the need to wear those. Do you need to flaunt your body like that? Truth be told, I can't stop you once you are out of this house. You will be an adult and you will have the rest of your life to shape primarily by yourself. So, if you feel the need to wear those, save them until that time and then decide. As for right now though, you live with me, and I cannot let this pass. As a parent, it is my job to look out for you and even if you don't like my decision, I have to make it."3