At the Wonders of Womanhood, body image is an important concept – a healthy body image, one that recognizes that a woman’s self-worth should be defined by a strong personality and smarts, rather than dress size. The recent controversy of Victoria’s Secret (a company that sells lingerie items) pursuing a pre-teen audience has got us thinking about the important role companies play in the determine of our own self-worthy, and about the importance of society in taking a stand.

Check out the letter below, from a father of a young girl, who writes to Victoria’s Secret about his concern their new clothing line will have on her self-image and identification.

Rev. Evan M. Dolive

An open letter to Victoria’s Secret regarding their choice to make an underwear line aimed at young teenagers. (Read about it here)

Dear Victoria’s Secret,

I am a father of a three year old girl. She loves princesses, Dora the Explorer, Doc McStuffins and drawing pictures for people. Her favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly, cheese and pistachios.

Even though she is only three, as a parent I have had those thoughts of my daughter growing up and not being the little girl she is now. It is true what they say about kids, they grow up fast. No matter how hard I try I know that she will not be the little ball of energy she is now; one day she will be a rebellious teenager that will more than likely think her dad is a total goof ball and would want to distance herself from my…

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