Lets Turn back time to the naughties of when I was a 15 year old shy girl.. I was obsessed with Video Hits (now I am showing my age – there was no You Tube back then)
I use to watch Video Hits of all the singers and dancers and think “wow, so lucky. Those girls probably get all the attention from guys. ”
As soon as I saw my dad, id change the channel, as he wasn’t a fan of English music and act like I was watching a movie or something. After a while my dad started realizing what I was actually watching and we decided to talk.
So my dad said ”
Jenet, do you know why I don’t want you to watch that? Its because those girls are showing there bodies and I don’t want you to show yours like that. Jenet, you have a beauty that is so deep within your soul. No man, that is a man, will need to see your body to know how beautiful you really are. We are Muslim, please remember this.
Respect is something is like trust. Once broken, it cannot be built again.
Life will eventually give you someone you deserve that will love you. With clothes on.”
As my teens turned into my twenties, I was working and just hit the club scene. Lets just say, I was very naive as a young lady but as soon as I heard that Music and saw the girls I felt like I was 15 again and watching a video clip.
Yes, we all Love a Mini skirt and at times we all wanted to re-live Christina Aguilera’s film clip “dirty” but it wasn’t me. As much as I have moved on from that, I felt like every 15 year old was watching that thinking “wow, so lucky. Those girls probably get all the attention from guys. “.
First and last question you need to ask yourself:
Will I get the respect I need, when I walk out this door?
Something to think about.
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