Black People : Abercrombie & Fitch selling padded bikini tops for young girls

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  1. Amnat77

    Amnat77 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Last year parents declared super skinny jeans inappropriate for 4-year-olds. This year they're questioning whether padded bikini tops are appropriate for little girls. Yes, those teeny triangle tops with a thick pillowy pad are now being made for 8-year-olds. Gasp!

    Ready or not, swimsuit season is here, and clothing stores across America are filling their racks with stringy bikinis, feeding women's insecurities and reminding us all that we should go to the gym before summer hits.

    This year's crop of swimsuits includes an interesting offering for young girls: padded bikini tops.

    Yes, Abercrombie Kids seems to think your 8-year-old's chest is too flat.

    The popular fashion brand's new spring kids' line includes three bikini top styles, including the Ashley Push Up Triangle, that are all stuffed with padding.

    Abercrombie Kids is an offshoot of Abercrombie & Fitch, the popular fashion brand aimed at teenagers. The kids line is geared at kids ages 8 to 14.

    While a 14-year-old might be ready to try a padded bikini, it's hard to imagine that an 8-year-old's cleavage needs enhancing. What sort of message are you sending a 2nd grader when you buy her a push-up top?

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfmoms/detail?entry_id=85551#ixzz1HifFUr4t
     
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    smh....and, sadly, this may be yet another negative message WE will send to our children just cuz it's got "Abercrombie" on it. :cool:

    Lord a-mercy....I pray I don't see a little Black child this summer in a push-up swimsuit.

    smh
     
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    There is a comment on that thread that says it well. "There are no boundaries when it comes to sexual development and appropriate sexual behavior for young people" and might I add older people either. There is rampant sexual distortion, confusion, exploitation, and perversion.
     
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    Because A&F is ran by Pedophiles & Molesters Inc.
     
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    Next it will be Baby Bootie Pads
     
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    Let Girls Be Girls campaign


    Let Girls Be Girls was launched in early 2010, and grew from Mumsnetters' concern that an increasingly sexualised culture was dripping, toxically, into the lives of children.

    The campaign aims to curb the premature sexualisation of children by asking retailers to commit not to sell products which play upon, emphasise or exploit their sexuality...

    .....It's no secret that the worlds of entertainment and celebrity encourage girls to believe their sexual attractiveness is paramount – and recently, many Mumsnetters were alarmed to see that this trend was increasingly visible in the products which retailers were marketing at young children.

    A growing number of toys, clothes ('sexy' slogans on young girls' clothing, high heels for five-year-olds) and accessories (Playboy-branded stationery sets? Good grief) seem designed to encourage children to enter the world of adult sexuality when they should still be - well, children.

    Like many others, we're worried about the long-term impact of this trend.


    Why retailers?
    Of course, the premature sexualisation of children is not driven only by retail and marketing. Music, TV, pop promos, newspapers and lad's mags are all in the dock – but turning back the tide of pop culture felt like a big ask, even for Mumsnetters.

    We did think, though, that we could let retailers know how we felt about this development - so, in February 2010, we wrote to them, asking them to do their bit to help reverse this trend. Here's a copy of letter to Retailers....

    http://www.mumsnet.com/campaigns/let-girls-be-girls



     
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    Well, Ione guess Abercrombie/Fitch got the "memo," huh. :cool:
     
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