Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Liz Guay says she has trouble finding clothes she considers appropriate for her daughter Tanya, age 8. Often, they're too body-hugging. Or too low-cut. Or too short. Or too spangly.
Then there are the shoes: Guay says last time she visited six stores before finding a practical, basic flat.
I have noticed the same thing. I've been blaming it on the resurgence of the styles of the 1970's, but it's really the sexualization of pre-teens.
Has the sexual exposure of young girls really increased? I began to notice hypersexuality among my daughter's peers when they were in the sixth grade. But when I found myself "tsk tsking," I thought back to my sixth grade years, I remember girls who dressed and acted provocatively. I think it has something to do with breast development.
posted by Sydney on 2/20/2007 11:59:00 PM 6 comments
> But when I found myself "tsk
By 12:27 PM, at
There's plenty of bands out there that are more modest. Typically they are the retail store's house line. Also, Ralph Lauren has pretty decent clothes from infant up if you're a more trendy mom. My uncle is a minister and he and my aunt lucked into these clothes lines growing up. I think it's more a parental choice than anything else.
By 5:44 PM, at
Honestly, though some times girls don't realize how stuff makes them look. As a high schooler I once bought a top I thought was incredibly cute not realizing it was also incredibly see through. I got sent home from work with a warning. The next day my mom took me shopping and taught me stuff like putting your hand behind the garment to see how see through it is. Sometimes perfectly ok things on the rack can be horrible on and I think there's a learning curve for most girls in realizing it. My poor mom, to this day I don't know how she got through high school with me. ;-)
By 5:47 PM, at
Let's go to the video tape. We have the HPV ads encouraging girls to get their shot early. Low dose birth control pills end with the girl walking off hand in hand with her boyfriend. STD's are not a problem, we have Valtrex and any time is the right time. All of this is brought to you by Smilin Bob.
By 8:59 AM, at
Well, I noticed this trend years ago when A & F were spanked for selling little girls' underwear with phrases such as "hottie" and "eye candy" across the butt. Consequently, my daughter isn't allowed to go in there. At all.
By 3:47 PM, at