Why I’m Boycotting Victoria’s Secret
I am going to rant a bit. Rant, not judge. I am frustrated.
Last week I wrote a series on my sons pornography addiction. The day he confessed and his recovery.
My question is how is it even remotely ok for a “fashion show,” of this caliber, to be on tv?
Maybe it is on after 8 p.m., when most little boys are in bed.
There are still men that will see it.
Men that aren’t these ladies husbands.
The only men that should be seeing them in their underwear.
But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Matthew 5:28 (NLT)
This is a stepping stone people.
A stepping stone to curiosity. To get the wheels turning to what else might be out there.
Stepping stone to porn.
Not to mention the message it is sending to our girls.
How they ‘should’ look.
How they ‘should’ dress.
How men ‘should’ view them.
Loved only for their body and not their mind?
Society supports this kind of television and in the next breath wonders why there is teen pregnancy or abortion debate.
It’s television like this that send the message that sex is ok. Disposable. Which, in turn, results in unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.
Then the girls or ladies have to make a ‘choice’ because it was just a fling.
Not a relationship with a man that loved her.
It was one night with a guy that saw her as an object.
Ok…so I went on a rabbit trail on this rant.
It is a vicious cycle.
A cycle that needs to be stopped.
My passion is to bring attention to the statistics of pornography.
How young kids start.
What triggers the curiosity.
Christian’s aren’t immune either, but that is a completely different post.
I pray my ranting doesn’t make you not want to come back to read here at Mama Kautz.
I pray seeds are planted or that my posts land on the right computer screens.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.
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I’m not going anywhere! I hate how that store markets. My nine year old daughter hates walking by it in the mall. I asked her if it was because pretty underwear embarrasses her. She said no, just that the women in the pictures shouldn’t be showing their underwear to the whole world whether it’s pretty or not. I thought that was well said!
So wise. You must be doing something right, mama.
its called Free Will, God grants it to us all, do not judge, jus sayin
I don’t feel I’m judging. Protecting my sons, which is my job, by bringing awareness.
I’m with you. As a wife and mother, and especially as a mother to a son. You’re not judging. You’re sharing your concerns on something that we as Christians are called to be aware of. The Bible warns against lust and sexual immorality. V.S. and other businesses like theirs are spoon feeding boys and men with their barely clothed models, which leads to lust. It’s putting petrol on a small fire. And Denise is right, we do have free will. However,
free will is not a license to or excuse for sin. Those of us who live under God’s law are called to His standard and we have received the Holy Spirit, our Counselor to help us make the right decisions. Too often people use the “do not judge card” when in most cases they’ve taken that passage of Scripture out of context to begin with. There’s a huge difference between judging and admonishment.
You are not judging! Protecting my son from images that will forever be stamped in his mind is one of the things that STAYS on my mind. My husband has done an excellent job of teaching him how to avoid temptation by looking away, and I’m so thankful for that. My husband has struggled with an addiction to porn for years and is accountable to many men (who struggled themselves…including our pastor) to keep his eyes from wandering. So he knows from experience how easy it is to take the first step…and how very, very hard it is to walk away from it.
It makes me so angry that this particular show is seen as just another television show and not the soft porn that it is. Ridiculous. But since the world thinks it’s okay, as are the window ads at the mall and the regular television commercials, we MUST be diligent in warning our sons of the danger of opening the door that is so hard to close.
Free will is one thing. Subjecting my children (or husband) to temptation is another. While I would love to see things like Victoria’s Secret marketing removed from society, I accept that our gift of free will means it will never happen. That does not, however, mean it has any place in my home or before the eyes of my children. Free will is exactly what gives me the right to shun that sort of thing. I do not think it is appropriate that any child who walks through the mall is forced to look at that trash, though. Marketing like that just makes our jobs as mothers more important… And more difficult. As if it isn’t already hard enough.
I don’t see how it’s judging. God does grant us free will, but also a sense of right and wrong. If something was ok just because it existed, there would be no sin. Looking at scantily clad women definitely brings lustful thoughts into the minds of men. They are very visually driven, thus the extreme popularity of pornography. Putting things like the VS fashion show on TV is just asking for trouble. (Then again, most TV shows these days show enough sexual content to make them an unhealthy idea for, well, anyone, in my opinion.)
Mama you are right to be upset. You have good reason. And just to let you know being addicted to porn doesn’t just affect boys…it also affects girls. I knew a girl who was also addicted. And it had to start somewhere!
Love it, couldn’t agree more.Wouldn’t let my boys look at playboy….they aren’t going to watch it on tv.
Praise the Lord (as I give you a standing ovation)!!! You are applauded for declaring what is right, pointing out what is wrong and making a conscious decision to do something about it!!! Praise the Lord!! As you boycott Victoria Secret, you pave the way for other companies to also get the same attention!! It sickens me like the flu, the way women are “flaunted” as our men & boys (and the lesbian/homosexul also) in Christ Jesus struggle to stay on the path of righteousness! The good book tells us that our bodies are the temple of God and if that is so (which I know it is!), then God’s temple is to be respected to all times and the Victoria Secret show is NOT welcome in the temple of God. So good for you, good for your son fighting the good fight and all praises be to Jesus Christ….Warning: If you get any bad comments due to this post, Praise the Lord because Blessed are those that are persecuted for His name sake! My the Lord bless you!
You brought tears to my eyes! Thank you! Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for reminding me it’s about HIM! It’s is ALL for HIM!!
I thank the Lord for giving you the gift of writing, especially on this subject. More people need to read this….share it. Pornography is so prominent in our country, it is beyond sad. Its time for America to wise up and pray, pray and pray some more.
Miss K –
I’d say you are judging. You are judging what is good and acceptable and excellent and praiseworthy and that which is NOT. And it is fine and dandy, even God-grande, to do so when you are a mama and a wife.
* “Train up a child in the way he should go,And when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
* “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-8)
By the way, we don’t have TV or take magazine subscriptions because of this very thing. My husband and I are raising our son to know and love and respect God, himself, and those around him, BEFORE he is tempted. He, like an athlete, needs strengthened, before he is tested.
Right on for this series. Praise God for your discernment.
They don’t need a TV or magazines to access porn. Only a phone.
True, when I wrote this phones weren’t that big with the younger crowd.
I’d like to agree that I hate it being on television. I’m one of those kids who grew up with Playboy arriving to the house. Sad my mother allowed it. Sad I saw it at an early age and grew up thinking *that* was real beauty. And I was never good enough. Sad modesty and purity were not protected in our home.
We should be protecting boys because our society doesn’t care about children or family values. Stuff like that is just horrible weeds taking root and who knows how it will spring up and choke the life out of the good?! It did me – a female. But also don’t we care enough about young men’s opinion of women, and future expectations of what a lady is and how she should be treated?
My future daughter-in-laws deserve the best.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, Stef 🙂
I agree completely! Pornography is a dangerous addiction that is creeping its way into every aspect of our lives. As the wife of a recovering addict as well as the daughter of a recovering addict, it makes me happy to see people making a stand. More of us need to draw the line and say, “This is enough.” As the protector of my home and my children, I will do what I must in order to keep them clean and pure, even if that means going against the flow of popularity. Good for you.
Thank you for stopping by and commenting….and for your words of encouragement
I agree. Something that should be private should not be openly flaunted and pushed on our sons and husbands. We are currently living in Germany, and the type of “Victoria Secret” advertising is everywhere. My husband hates it, and we hate that our young boys are exposed to it. I really do not want to see the U.S. become like Europe.
I have been boycoting Victoria Secret for many years, ever since their first “angel” underwear commercial where all the models flaunted the sexy undies while sporting an elaborate set of feathered wings. Angels are powerful supernatural heavenly bodies. Their commercial ignored this and used a human perceived image
..to advance their materialistic goals.