Nothing I Can Do About it Now

May 20, 2008

Horrifyingly Awful

Filed under: Uncategorized — dregina @ 9:27 am

Tesco has been forced to remove a pole-dancing kit from the toys and games section of its website after it was accused of “destroying children’s innocence”.

Hooters has come under criticism for its new t-shirt line for toddlers.

Breast-enhancing padded bras for girls as young as six.

 

All of this from an excellent article over at Salon.com about what drives the sexualization of very young girls in mainstream Western culture. I can barely wrap my brain around it. I keep coming back to the question of WHO IS BUYING THIS SHIT FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS/GRANDAUGHTERS/NIECES/FRIEND’S KIDS? Who? I want to know so that I can go out and beat them with a very large bat.

 

4 Comments »

  1. I sort of feel like every toddler gift I’ve ever purchased was a waste of money now. I also feel that our respective, hypothetical future children will probably never receive un-ironic gifts from their aunts.

    I’m not a writer so to sum up that confusing paragraph: Dana, thank you for the gift ideas.

    Comment by Suzanne — May 20, 2008 @ 9:59 am

  2. *head explodes*

    You are an evil genius, Suzanne.

    Comment by dregina — May 20, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  3. Wow. So glad I don’t have a girl.

    Now my only challenge is to raise a boy to respect women.

    *sigh*

    Comment by Missy — May 20, 2008 @ 11:06 am

  4. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Phoenicia!!

    Comment by Phoenicia — June 19, 2008 @ 9:42 am


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