I am twin. Because twins are very time-consuming for a parents, my parentals waited six years before having my little brother. The sizable difference in age between my brother and I has always caused our relationship to be a bit strained. When I was in high school he wasn’t even in middle school yet. As I enter my senior year of college, my little brother is entering his sophomore year in high school. Now, for some strange reason his teenie-bopper friends feel compelled to Facebook friend me. I don’t mind. I like to think it’s because I’m the ‘cool older sister’ and so I accept their friend requests and immediately forget who they are. But then it happens… out of the blue I’ll get a friend request from one of my little brother’s lady friends and…BAM! I have 15-year-old cleavage in my face. For some strange reason, high school girls feel inclined to have playboy-esque profile photos. Now, you can do whatever you want with your Facebook, body, etc (though I still disapprove) but a 15-year-old girl should not be posting photos like that online! Every time I get a friend request from these little girls I feel like the host from To Catch a Predator (Dateline NBC) is going to pop up behind me with a full-fledged camera crew and bust me for child pornography! I may get off easy due to my gender but what if a 40-year-old man accidentally stumbled upon their profile? what if MY dad got a Facebook and one of these girls friend requested him? He could serve 20-30 years in prison and be the newest addition to the national sex offender registry. Not cool Pre-teen Barbie, not cool.
Here is what I say to you pre-pubescent courtesans: it is not cute to flash what you hope willsomeday become breasts in the faces of unsuspecting Facebook users. You are not making yourselves look hot or more attractive to the pre-pubescent boys in your class. Respect yourselves a bit more.