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Not this boinkery again...?

Yeah, so apparently TLC....  Wait wait wait...  Let me get this off my chest first and not to start and interrupt with at side note but...

Side Note:  The Learning Channel, which as Lisa Simpson said, "But I'm hardly learning at all!" hasn't had anything in the realm of "learning" since probably about 1999 maybe mid-2000.  I see they've pretty much dumbed down their namesake (dumbed down to the point of sock puppets) to TLC to gloss over the fact that they are supposed to provide educational programming and not this weird tacky hodgepodge of lowest common denominator crappy reality shows like Honey Boo-Boo and Toddlers and Tiaras they have been doing over the past 10 to 15 years.  And I'm not saying I agree with that guy's method, but I see why that crazy guy tried to destroy their offices a few years back, because they are a mess!  Really at the rate they're going, I'm surprised they haven't tried to contact that same crazy guy to give him his own reality show.  Wait, let me not give anyone any ides...

But anyway...  Apparently TLC is kicking off their favorite parade of weirdos show, My Strange Addiction by focusing on the Lolita community.  Sigh...!  Groan!  Haven't we learned anything from the great What Not To Wear Incident of 2009?  We haven't, really?!  Fine...  And again, it's TLC F-in' up.  And again, all the Lolitas are in an uproar.

I don't even know!  Pretty much it's going to be the same thing it was back in 09.  Judgey people resting on their laurels condemning the fashion, thinking that all Lolita's are trying to be life size toys for someone's pleasure, meanwhile the Lolita community will try to plead their case and say we're not like that and blah, blah, blah...

I don't know what the answer is here.  I think maybe the Lolita community should sit this one out.  You have to understand that with being involved in a sub-culture, you are going to take a few punches and sometimes those punches are really bad; but not every fight requires a response, especially when that response falls on deaf ears.  People are going to judge you harshly no matter how vehemently you plead your case.  It's just the nature of being different and liking something outside the "norm" of popular culture.  We all know we don't want to look like dolls, we just like pretty things.  We all know this is something we do for fun and it makes us happy.  There's nothing sexual or bizarre about it.  If anything people should be happy that young ladies of today want to be layered to high heaven in petticoats, bloomers, knee length socks, and skirts/ dresses that go to the knee.  I was at the mall a few days ago and there was a 12 year old girl in shorts that were so short some of her backside was hanging out the bottom.  If a half dressed 12 year old is acceptable and wearing the Milky Sky one piece dress isn't, something has gone horribly horribly wrong in our society, but maybe that's just me.

I know most Loli's are younger ladies and they want everyone to understand the fashion, but not everyone is going to skip hand-in-hand merrily down Frilly Patch Lane with us and you have to accept that.  I have been involved in enough of life's little sub-cultures to know you'll have admirers and detractors, you have learn to suck it up, keep your head held high, and just deal with it when people get all "You're a freak" about whatever sub-culture you're involved with.  It happens, so deal with it and move on.

And as far as TLC is concerned, just ignore them.  This is one show of many they do to ruin someone's subculture and it just so happens Lolita got sucked up in their machine, but it will blow over, because it ALWAYS blows over.  As my Mom would say, "One monkey don't stop no show!"  so keep your frilly heads held high and everyone and everything will be fine in the end.

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