Sunday, March 27, 2011

Abercrombie: Push Up Bra Swimsuits for Seven Year Olds

Sigh. Every time you think the culture has hit rock bottom, someone starts digging again!



Seven years old is not the time for any child to be thinking about sexuality. Seven is a time for Dora the Explorer, not Debbie Does Dallas. What possible benefit could a seven year old girl have in being found more sexually attractive to either men and boys who are ready to act on such urges, or even to those who do not?

Gail Dines, a sociology professor at Wheelock College in Boston, similarly slammed the top, saying it would encourage girls to think about themselves in a sexual way before they are ready.

"It (also) sends out really bad signals to adult men about young girls being appropriate sexual objects,"


Children grow up fast enough. There's no need to steal their childhood and innocence from them at that age. And any mothers vainly trying to relive their lost glory through their too, too young daughters, should seek counseling, not push up bras for little girls.

4 comments:

  1. What's so twisted is that it's a padded string bikini. I'd be willing to bet that 90% of these suits are purchased by mothers, the same ones who are buying their seven year olds thong underwear. Buying what's available without pausing to think. A&F's marketing department realized that the controversy over this would be huge.

    We don't need girls this young defining themselves by their appearance and how they believe others judge how they look rather than how they feel, who they are, or what they can do.

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  2. It's hard for me to think about this story without thinking about poor JonBenét Ramsey, tarted up like a French hooker (apologies to the French!), at the tender age of six. I'd bet her mom would have been first in line for one of these!

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  3. Also note there are no Speedos with a padded front for little boys.

    It gets worse:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/3485305/I-give-my-girl-8-Botox-for-pageant.html

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  4. Botox for eight year olds? Good Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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