But despite my own discomfort with what is offered to teens and tweens, the truth is “sexualizing” can remain pretty subjective. I don’t think covering girls up necessarily translates to “unsexy,” nor do I think showing skin alone makes a costume problematic. To properly illustrate this point, let’s explore the degrees at which we begin to diverge. I’ve compiled a list of 10 costumes, all marketed to teens. From one to 10, I’ve ranked the costumes according to the sexualizing factor. One being you need to be pedophile to find this sexy and 10 being maximum WTF. More
Topic: sexualization of children
French pageant moms are no doubt crying into their pixie sticks today given that La France is gearing up to deliver an epic smackdown on child beauty pageants. No Honey Boo Boo, “Toddlers & Tiaras,” and Thylane Blondeau debacles over the pond. More
I generally don’t like to overreact when it comes to things like this. People have very varied senses of humor. But some things just aren’t funny. Sexualizing toddlers is one of those things. Hustler has a baby t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase, “Barely legal.” Why does this exist? More
Parents continue to express nothing short of their gag reflex at the the super spring break-y “Bright Young Things” line, reportedly geared towards tween and teen girls depending on who you talk to. But in that savvy contemporary online parenting way, mothers and fathers have now organized against the line in the tried and true Change.org petition.
I’m not a raging fan of some of the content on XoJane. As a woman of a certain age, who has children, I just couldn’t get behind some of the content that the editors of the website choose to publish. As a feminist I believe that woman can do whatever the hell they want with their bodies, it’s their business, and I really don’t care if adults want to act like idiots their entire lives. It’s just not my jam. But what I do care about is the abuse of children, so when I was linked to this article on Jane Pratt’s new beauty website, XoVain.com, I was pretty appalled: More
Sorry all of your news today is âage inappropriate things are going on in Chinaâ but toddlers are now modeling in bikinis for auto shows in the 2012 Chutian Automobile Culture Festival. More
The notorious Teri Shields who didn’t raise so much as an eyebrow to the then 10-year-old Brooke Shields being photographed erotically has left this earth. The New York Times reports that the controversial mother, who in many ways initiated a much bigger dialogue regarding the sexualization of children, died following ” a long illness related to dementia.” And despite what questionable parenting tactics Teri may have employed while navigating her own young daughter’s career, the massive attention she ultimately received for those choices woke a lot of people up to the pressures of children in Brooke’s line of work. More
Violentacrez had a surprising number of friends on Reddit, for someone who once created an entire subreddit dedicated to pictures of dead teenage girls (Picsofdeadjailbait). More
Just when I thought Jamie Lynn Spearsâ daughter Maddie might turn out a-ok growing up away from the pressures of Hollywood and the spotlight of her family, I see this photo of her dressed in Auntie Britney Spearsâ infamous âHit Me Baby One More Timeâ outfit. Câmon adults who oversee this childâs care. More
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I love Halloween. I just don’t love the sexualized Halloween costumes for kids that retailers expect parents to pick from. More
A couple of days ago, everyone was up in arms because of Elizabeth Hurley‘s sexy swimwear line for young girls. And before that, people started taking notice at all of the Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired clothing for babies. The writing has been on the wall for years now that sex sells, and that babies and toddlers are not exempt from the marketing ploys cast unto the retail world. But the reason for that isn’t because babies and toddlers are drawn to onesies that say “9 Months Ago My Mommy Read 50 Shades Of Grey”; it’s because well, parents like sexualizing their kids. Sex has become a punchline that carries over into parenting in an almost-seamlessly creepy way, and a lot of parents are happy to play along. So what if it’s weird to “joke” that your baby boy has a large penis? Or that your unborn daughter is a “little hussy”? Parents sexualize their children to get attention, and if that attention is negative, so be it! More
Elizabeth Hurley thinks it’s totally okay to sexualize young girls if the bathing suits sell well at Harrods and if little girls want to wear them, because as every mom knows, small children always have the best judgement More
All though I agree there is nothing wrong with a kid trying on her mom’s high heels, looking at the picture Â of Mady it’s obvious to me that posting it on the internet was a bad idea. More
I don’t care how you feel about Honey Boo Boo, or her family, or her pageant costumes, but I do care when people use sexually abusive slang terms against children. More