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    JonBenet's name exploited again

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...0,678527.story


    Really just more commentary about the pageants but how sad is it that JonBenet, the sweet little lamb, has her name exploited again and has become almost a sociological term, a portmanteau expression for a prematurely sexualised and consumerised child?

    ETA: In fairness, I guess this keeps JonBenet's name current so it's not all bad.
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    Sophie, it's worse than you know. I was killing some time before work, and I saw the cover of the new GLOBE. Not only does it have a blip on the case filled with errors (pretty basic ones at that), but it has a story on how Suri Cruise is becoming "the new JonBenet."

    Sad.
    I'm as mad as HELL and I'm NOT gonna take it anymore!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    Sophie, it's worse than you know. I was killing some time before work, and I saw the cover of the new GLOBE. Not only does it have a blip on the case filled with errors (pretty basic ones at that), but it has a story on how Suri Cruise is becoming "the new JonBenet."

    Sad.

    You'd think the Globe would be too ashamed to mention JonBenet's name after having their shameful actions in the case so throughly exposed.

    Comparing Suri to JonBenet is appalling on so many levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie View Post
    You'd think the Globe would be too ashamed to mention JonBenet's name after having their shameful actions in the case so throughly exposed.

    Comparing Suri to JonBenet is appalling on so many levels.
    I don't believe shame is in their vocabulary
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    JBR Subculture:

    JBR as cultural icon,
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    Dance in the dark lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/dance-in-...lady-gaga.html


    Marilyn, Judy, Sylvia, tell 'em how you feel girls
    Work your blond, Benet Ramsey will haunt you like Liberace
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    TY, Tadpole. Did my regular trawl for upcoming books about JBR and she is mostly used to exemplify sociological and political points:

    http://books.google.com/books?as_q=j...isbn=&as_issn=

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    Another piece of misinformation

    http://www.thelantern.com/opinion/pa...lues-1.1108252

    When was JB ever kidnapped?
    The rice is already cooked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeleine View Post
    Another piece of misinformation

    http://www.thelantern.com/opinion/pa...lues-1.1108252

    When was JB ever kidnapped?
    Just got around to reading that Madeleine: it is so depressing to read fundamental facts like that being misrepresented.

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    As long as there are still child beauty pagents, Jon Benet will be thrown about as an example, or a warning.

    It's sad to think that the negative publicity she still has around her. It's been how many years now? and they have still stuck to the same sexualised, child pagent tragedy.

    The tragedy was in her death.

    So Frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeleine View Post
    Another piece of misinformation

    http://www.thelantern.com/opinion/pa...lues-1.1108252

    When was JB ever kidnapped?
    Hey Madeleine.

    It really is difficult to find the right descriptive term without using the tag 'Fake' or 'Gone Wrong'. Kidnapping, ties it up neatly.
    sigh.


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    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ial.html?cat=7


    Aside from the usual sadness that JonBenet's name has become coterminous with pageants and child sexualisation, this article raises the suspicion that the media has pretty much accepted as a fact that idea that a paedophile saw JBR in a pageant, tracked down her home and murdered her. Vile though the pageants may be, paedophiles like children, not children dressed as adults. While some paedophiles may used warped thinking to suggest that parents who put their children in the pageants are sexualising them and therefore endorsing paedophilia, it is a small subset of paedophiles who are attracted to children dressed as adults. If a paedophile killed JonBenet (which I doubt), it could have been any of the thousands of adults she met in her short life. I don't think that this idea of the paedophile coming from the pageant circuit is at all helpful.


    (Sorry rant over: these articles are starting to do my head in).

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    I agree. It is the very childlike qualities inherent in children that are attractive to pedophiles. That is why I'd classify JB's molester as a situational molester. Someone who acts on sexual urges with a child because the child is accessible, and in a position to be coerced or forced into a sexual activity which they do not understand is wrong. This kind of abuse happens almost always when the abuser is a family member or other caregiver. It is sometimes a one-time thing, but usually will happen repeatedly.
    I agree that some pedophiles may like to attend child beauty pageants. It's a sad thing, but should be no surprise to anyone. These kids are very sexualized by their own mothers. I'd love to see a follow-up on these little girls- see what the rate of teen pregnancy or early onset of sexual activity is among this group. They've been trained to portray a sexual message. Let's see how their mothers handle it when they project that same message at 13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie View Post
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ial.html?cat=7

    (Sorry rant over: these articles are starting to do my head in).
    Believe me, Sophie; I fully understand. However, in this case I think you're getting upset for nothing. I didn't see that implication in the article.
    I'm as mad as HELL and I'm NOT gonna take it anymore!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie View Post
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ial.html?cat=7


    Aside from the usual sadness that JonBenet's name has become coterminous with pageants and child sexualisation, this article raises the suspicion that the media has pretty much accepted as a fact that idea that a paedophile saw JBR in a pageant, tracked down her home and murdered her. Vile though the pageants may be, paedophiles like children, not children dressed as adults. While some paedophiles may used warped thinking to suggest that parents who put their children in the pageants are sexualising them and therefore endorsing paedophilia, it is a small subset of paedophiles who are attracted to children dressed as adults. If a paedophile killed JonBenet (which I doubt), it could have been any of the thousands of adults she met in her short life. I don't think that this idea of the paedophile coming from the pageant circuit is at all helpful.


    (Sorry rant over: these articles are starting to do my head in).

    Hi Sophie.

    The only country with a worse reputation for child prostitution is Thailand.


    http://greatreporter.com/mambo/content/view/387/4/

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    Has the pageant season just started or something?

    http://www.examiner.com/x-1978-LA-Mo..._and_Parenting

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