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wordlover27This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Is it just me, or are people marketing ridiculous products for young girls nowadays? Abercrombie sells a push up bra for 7 year olds! 

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savetheplanet replied...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Is it really for seven-year olds or are you just exaggerating?  At that age, unless they matured way early there shouldn't even be anything to push up.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Scientists say that for some reason, pub.erty is beginning to hit earlier than in previous generations. (A few hundred years ago it sometimes didn't happen in males until age 17. Isn't that crazy?)

 

Anyway, I think that even if they do have something to push up, it's just wrong to do that on a 7-year old. (I personally think it's wrong for any teenager, but society is pushing it waaaay too far here.)

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wordlover27This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:27 pm

It's targeted towards 7-12 year olds...besides, Abercrombie's ads are pretty sexual to begin with...most of their models are wearing practically nothing when they're SUPPOSED to be advertising clothes. Little girls also seems to be growing up faster...it's not uncommon to see them wearing makeup at ages 11-12 :(

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CarrieAnn13 replied...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

savetheplanet: It's actually true, sadly.  It's all over the internet, if you want to look it up.

 

Ugh, I had the se.xualization of young girls.  Let kids be kids!  They shouldn't have to worry about all the cr.ap that teenagers and adults do.  Sadly, kids grow up way too fast these days and I include myself in that.

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wordlover27This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Yeah...they're wearing make up at younger ages and look up to magazine models that have figures like sticks...:(

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Oozeworld replied...
May 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

Imaginedangerous: My dad says this probably has something to do with the growth hor.mones in cattle.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
May 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

There's a number of theories, ranging from global warming to food supply pollution, but to tell the truth I doubt it's entirely due to one factor.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
May 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm

There's a number of theories, ranging from global warming to food supply pollution, but to tell the truth I doubt it's entirely due to one factor.

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CarrieAnn13 replied...
May 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

wordlover27: Agreed!  I've seen the younger kids at my school wearing things I'd never be caught dead wearing.

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wordlover27This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Imaginedangerous, even if puberty is hitting earlier, that doesn't mean that a girl's behaviour has to be sexualized...:/ 

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Imaginedangerous replied...
May 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Did you read all of my first post? I said exactly that. It's wrong and disgusting to se.xualize children. I was just clarifying the situation for savetheplanet.

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Redneck-Women replied...
May 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

imaginedangerous: i agree fully with your first post.

carrieann13:i agree with you kids are growing up to fast.

 

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LandOfDarknessThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I know, it enrages me when I see a little girl running around in something revealing and already wearing makeup. It's just not acceptable. I mean, where are there parents in all of this?

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choclate_chipThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 23, 2012 at 9:33 am

Recently, I started watching Toddlers & Tiara's, and that's exactly what happens on the show. Little girls, from six months to twelve years old, are dressed up in huge, sl.utty outfits, taught dances to sell their bodies, waxing their eyebrows, drinking juice that makes them "feel good" and crying when they don't get what they want. Speed this up eighteen years and it turns into short skirts and low tops, being a prost.itute, drinking vod.ka and cra.ck,  and wasting their money on Brazilian waxes.
I'm glad I wasn't put through this as a child. Thank you, Mom

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wordlover27This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 31, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Yeah, I watched Toddlers & Tiaras once and lost about half of my brain cells... -__-

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HereToHelp2012 replied...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Im a guy and im all for a sexy girl but when i see a 13 year old that post pictures up of themsleves in basically nothing it makes me die a little. I think that they see what is on tv and think the only way to get attention is dressing so sluttly which is really not a good thing. They forget they need to be kids first i mean when i was 13 all i cared about where video games and kid stuff. Now i see them smoking drinking having sex at such a young age. Society is messing up it's youth.

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Dandelion_burdockThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jun. 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

But does this come as any sort of surprise? We live in an extremely hyper-sexualized society, where sexuality and the (mostly) female body is used as a method of selling products, ideas, etc. And unfortunately, people buy into that. Young girls are constantly told that looks matter most, and I see this extention of that mindset to be inevitable. In ordser to put an end to this thinking, we have to start at the root of the problem, which is undoubtedly the way people think!

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wordlover27This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jun. 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm

True...I wonder how this way of thinking even got started in the first place...

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Feb. 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I blame it partly on sexual dimorphism, and mostly on our current society. Hunter gatherers of the past weren't treated any differently based on gender because everyone had to work together in order to survive. Women would hunt, men would watch children, there was no gender or societal norms to get in the way. Ever since humans started to settle and grow their food, women were expected to not only have more babies but to work more as well. Eventually they just became cattle, and that societal view hasn't lifted until recently, like last fifty years recently. There are still some parts of the world where women are still basically slaves. So the problem here is not the sexualization of young girls, as they were already sexualized from the start (sex is needed to reproduce, and biologically females can reproduce at 14 or earlier), but the problem is society's treatment of women. Women aren't just here as a second half of a baby making machine, women are our specie's intuitive and humanitarian influences.

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