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A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father~Reblog from Rev. Evan Dolive

Hi Friends, Family and Readers~ When the blindness of the culture calls out to you, your children or grandchildren, how will you answer?

You’d do yourself a favor by finding time to read both of these superb perspectives. The full one at the bottom as well as clicking the blue link here. (or just below) 

Blessings on your Most Holy of Weeks. Shandra

Please read on~


An open letter to Victoria’s Secret regarding their choice to make an underwear line aimed at young teenagers. (Read more about on “The Blacksphere” 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 embarrassing presence.

I know that this is far down the line and I try to spend as much time as I can with her making memories of this special time.

But as I read an article today posted on The Black Sphere, it really got me thinking that maybe the culture that we currently find ourselves in is not helping the cause.

Recently I read an article that Victoria’s Secret is launching a line of underwear and bras aimed at middle school aged children. The line will be called “Bright Young Things” and will feature ” lace black cheeksters with the word “Wild” emblazoned on them, green and white polka-dot hipsters screen printed with “Feeling Lucky?” and a lace trim thong with the words, “Call me” on the front.”

As a dad, this makes me sick.

I believe that this sends the wrong message to not only my daughter but to all young girls.
I don’t want my daughter to ever think that her self-worth and acceptance by others is based on the choice of her undergarments. I don’t want my daughter to ever think that to be popular or even attractive she has to have emblazon words on her bottom.

I want my daughter (and every girl) to be faced with tough decisions in her formative years of adolescence. Decisions like should I be a doctor or a lawyer? Should I take calculus as a junior or a senior? Do I want to go to Texas A&M or University of Texas or some Ivy League School? Should I raise awareness for slave trafficking or lack of water in developing nations? There are many, many more questions that all young women should be asking themselves… not will a boy (or girl) like me if I wear a “call me” thong?

I want my daughter to know that she is perfect the way she is; I want my daughter to know that no matter what underwear she is wearing it does not define her.

I believe that this new line “Bright Young Things” thwarts the efforts of empowering young women in this country. “Bright Young Things” gives off the message that women are sex objects. This new line promotes it at a dangerously young age.

I implore you to reconsider your decision to start this line.

By doing so you will put young girl’s self-esteem, self-worth and pride above profits.


Rev. Evan Dolive
Houston, TX


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5 Replies to “A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father~Reblog from Rev. Evan Dolive”

    1. Thanks for sharing and stopping by, Lyn. It is indeed an appalling sign of the times. This young Pastor Father , in his letter, has captured beautifully the heart of anyone who cares about our Future Generations. Blessings~ Shandra


      1. Amen. Loved what he wrote! What is sickening is how they are targeting children..thongs? and the wording? Lacey? Just awful. I admire this man for standing up for the truth.


  1. Now sick can a person be? To me I view this as pure perversion! What parent in his or her right mind would even consider to let their children wear such garments like that…It goes to show that it’s all about the mighty dollar and not the family value. I pray that what Victory Secret is doing will come to a halt and this line will not come about. And the sad thing is this many parent in America will purchase it because they don’t see nothing wrong with it. And to me that is really sad. Nothing but pure evil can come from this, those kids who wear this don’t have a clue of a message that they will be sending. Imagine if you will, one girl wears this she tells girls in school before you know it the boys know about it than the girl reputation is slander around as being easy and then the parent of that child becomes mad and ready to have a meeting with the school. Of course the child doesn’t understand why she is being treated so badly. And all because the parent allowed their child to wear such a garment that disrespects her. I tell ya the world has so much evil and it is only going to get worse..My Lord have mercy on us.


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