This morning I deleted a photo that I had posted yesterday evening. It had received seven comments, and three of them pointed out the fact that the child's chest was exposed in the photo.
How sad it is that a photo of a six year old child doing a headstand would be considered a sexual turn on to any human on the planet. I'm far from innocent, but I never viewed the photo as erotic or thought of it being so to anyone else. If the shorts the child were wearing had been denim, the t-shirt white, and the hair short, no one would have been able to even tell that the subject was a girl!! However, with the purple shorts, tye dyed top, and long hair, one's best guess would be that the child was indeed a girl. (I will mention here that the little chest was as flat as a pancake!)
Our world is in a sorry shape when three out of seven people point out that others may see this as erotic!! Don't get me wrong, I'm not condemning the commenters. I believe each of them honestly meant well! The safety of the child was their only concern. However; isn't it sad that our world, our country, is so full of sick people that the normal ones have to watch everything they do, in order to not "set off" the sickos??
How do you feel about this? What, if anything, do you think can be done to change our world so that children are not viewed as sex objects?