Spending some regrettable moments between the sheets years ago has made her nearly bedridden for 18 months. The year-old single mother of two had a past sexual liaison from which she contracted HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that led to cervical cancer. But don't think she lies there in her mobile home with self-pity or with an attitude that she deserves the disease as punishment. Her face beams with joy, knowing she has outlived the few remaining days that doctors gave her in February and that she's using her time to help other girls avoid her mistakes. A month after she lost 27 units of blood in January , doctors gave her three days to live. Though understandably scared, McCutcheon wasn't ready to give up hope. There needs to be a reason why I'm here," McCutcheon said.
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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. A girl protests a child beauty pageant hosted by the U. Story highlights Melissa Henson: TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" promotes sexualization of toddlers, girls A 3-year-old wore a padded bra and buttocks, another dressed as a prostitute Henson says girls' exposure to hypersexualized media is harmful in many ways She says TLC should be ashamed for promoting images of sexed-up toddlers for ratings. TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" has been mired in controversy since it debuted in , and much of the distaste for the series stemmed from concerns about whether we were feeding the stage mothers' desire for attention, or about the insensitivity in taping and televising children in the middle of a meltdown or temper tantrum. But whether you think child beauty pageants are just a chance for little girls to play dress-up, or a training ground for superficial, self-centered princesses in the making, everyone should agree that sexualizing a 3-year-old little girl is wrong. In what was likely a misguided effort to gin up publicity and ratings for the show, TLC released footage of a 3-year-old contestant dressed as the prostitute played by Julia Roberts in the film "Pretty Woman.
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Sign In. Melissa P. Hide Spoilers. Imdbidia 14 February An Italo-Spanish co-production about the sexual awakening of teenager Melissa, loosely based in the semi-autobiographic novel " colpi di spazzola prima di andare a dormire" by Melissa Panarello. The movie shows the dilemmas, challenges, and darkness that young women face when they become sexual beings, try to accept their sexuality, but have no sexual education or guidance. It is truly rare finding a movie that focus on teenager women and sex, and not men, and in which the woman is presented as an explicitly sexual human being. The movie is frank and even ruthless in its approach to contemporary teens' sexuality in general and Melissa's in particular.