No Boobs, Buy Puberty!

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Okay, as if we need anything else to entice pedophiles  Abercombie & Fitch rolls out padded bikini tops for 8-year-old. Bloggers from Babble.com wrote, “The push up bra is, effectively, a sex tool, designed to push the breasts up and out, putting them front and center where they’re more accessible to the eye (and everything else). How is this okay for a second-grader?” Sex sells but do we really need to sell our youth? Children are growing up way too fast remember, when you would get in trouble for trying on your mother’s lipstick or even putting on nail polish well, not any more.  Girls couldn’t wait for the their first pair of heels or  those low-rise jeans she saw her sister in. Now, you and your little sister could have matching under garments.  Look at Suri, whose  worn kitten heels since she was three.

According to Good Morning America tweens spend 24 million dollars  on beauty products which include: lip gloss, eyeshadow,and Mascara. The only thing I remember buying as a tween was Lip Smuckers Lip Gloss. Shows like Toddlers & Tiara   even seem  too much. Little girls made to looking like my size Barbie doll’s  doing tricks or showcasing talents to please judges bother me. Although, pageants ly to instill confidence what other effects do they have? In an interview with Good Morning America child psychologist  Michael Bradley said products like this could cause consequences like: shaping their beliefs, telling them  this is primary value in this culture,  may cause early on/ high-risk sexual behavior,and destroys their body image and takes away their childhood

Parents have to put their foot down, this starts and ends with them. If parents don’t want this for their kids they don’t have to buy it. Customers talk with their wallets, you will always have people who think this type of thing is okay but, it’s not.  The potential consequences of this bikini are great and undermine all the positive values parents  try to  instill in their children. Superficial obsessions cause kids to worry about the wrong.

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