Carolie, you are definitely right about the self respect aspect as there doesn't seem to be any with the young girls these days. They actually feel that it is no big deal to be showing half of their butt when leaning over. But it all comes down to proper parenting and teaching their daughters (and sons) about self respect and morals and checking what their children are wearing. Unfortunately, as far as I can see it seems as though parents want to be friends with their children and don't want them to mad. Personally I feel that they need to be parents first and use some dicipline, they can be friends with their children when they become adults. I hope that I am not sounding too, too harsh but geez, I look around at most of the teenagers today and they are totally out of control with no respect for anyone or anything.
Sorry for venting but sometimes it just irks me to see these teenagers without any role models in their lives. I know that times things changed (and some for the better) but there was absolutely nothing wrong with being brought up with a little strictness and the parents being in control.