For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, about 3 years ago

    Now, you know the effects of watching too much TV….especially shows that are way above her head. Mom hasn’t been supervising her activities enough.

  2. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years ago

    Trepidation?? Try horror. The sexualization of little girls is NOT cute, it is truly scary. Neither Mike nor Elizabeth understand the message her behavior is sending, but you can bet every pedophile that sees her will interpret that message as an invitation. This is one time Elly, and any mother in her position, needs to put her foot down and devise a different, age-appropriate costume for her child.

  3. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    I agree. As a Father and Grandfather, I see the same thing in these ‘Toddler and Tiaras’ type shows. What are the ‘stage Mothers’ going to do when their teenage daughters act like that and they can’t control them because the Mothers brought them up to act like that. Are they going to punish every pedophile who accepts that the ‘girls want it’ when their daughters are molested/raped because they were acting older than their years?

  4. Jean

    Jean said, about 3 years ago

    well there goes Mommy’s little princess/pumpkin/ghost/what ever cute little girl costume of the past. They grow up so fast, BUT I don’t think that particular costume is good for one so young.

  5. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, about 3 years ago

    LOL my friends and I did this when I was 12, torn jeans, glittery makeup, colorful hair, the works. When we rang bells, we yelled ‘Like, trick-or-treat, dude!’

  6. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 3 years ago

    I agree! Costumes should be funny or scary, not a “sexy” version of that.

  7. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    You’re right, but if Elly is shown doing that, the posters on this site will do their usual, knee-jerk, hate-Elly attacking. And the message of protecting a child from predators will be buried under the “let’s tell the world how much we hate Elly” blather.

  8. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 3 years ago

    Dearest Charm School graduate: parental supervision was not able to protect two little girls in a Walmart in Florida from the predator following them with his camera phone tucked carefully under the dog food bag in the bottom of his cart, while he photographed under their skirts. Or any of the other numerous actions taken by pedophiles masquerading as concerned religious leaders, scout leaders, etcetera. People like you who constantly sneer at parents who try to protect their children are one of the reasons why.

  9. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 3 years ago

    It is a complete mystery to many readers why someone who HATES a character nevertheless messes up her day by reading about the character. Why not find a comic more to your taste? I’m sure there are plenty of women hating comics you can frequent and praise.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    Plenty of examples these daze

  11. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    That must have been the expression you had when you responded to Leslie. “Parental supervision” is not the cure for all ills.

  12. Mstreselena

    Mstreselena said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    Please remember when this cartoon was originally released. The punk rock movement was not about sexualizing anyone, it was about fighting all authority. The punk movement promoted violence as well as non-conformity. Not something anyone should be proud of, fight the system – YES, through violence – No.

  13. AwelCruiz

    AwelCruiz said, about 3 years ago

    If a parent disapproves, you know you’re on to something.

  14. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    I agree and take back my comment from yesterday. I thought it was harmless but today’s strip shows it is not. Elly needs to change Elizabeth’s costume to something more modest and little girl like, and be sure not to leave her side for one minute while she’s trick or treating.

  15. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, about 3 years ago

    Honestly, I don’t see the problem with the punk rocker thing. Punk rockers are not sexy, they are rebellious. It looks like a baggy T-shirt and a pair of black shorts to me, but I assume it is supposed to be a skirt. As a parent, I would instantly upgrade the outfit by having her change into jeans or put on a pair of leggings underneath.

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