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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-11 03:15 PM
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5. Check out this from 1974

Seems like this "trend" of bathing suits for kids has been in the works for some time.

I do understand the point of the article, but a child wearing a two piece bathing suit is hardly anything new, or "sexual."
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  -30% of Girls' Clothing Is Sexualized in Major Sales Trend n2doc  May-20-11 03:07 PM   #0 
  - Prost-a-tot Fashions.  yella_dawg   May-20-11 03:09 PM   #1 
  - we gotta get our girls to believe (and we are well on our way) they are porn material  seabeyond   May-20-11 03:11 PM   #2 
  - Absolutely...has anyone watched Cable TV Daytime, these days?  KoKo   May-20-11 09:11 PM   #52 
  - Why would ANY parent actually buy something like this for their child?  LongTomH   May-20-11 03:12 PM   #3 
  - If the clothes did not sell, that would be the end of it.  dixiegrrrrl   May-20-11 03:14 PM   #4 
  - I am told that it is hard to find anything else for  murielm99   May-20-11 03:29 PM   #8 
     - This took me a whopping 3 seconds to find:  Warren DeMontague   May-20-11 03:45 PM   #15 
     - That's BS  Wait Wut   May-20-11 03:50 PM   #17 
     - Uh no. There are plenty of other choices.  krabigirl   May-20-11 04:06 PM   #20 
        - LOL.  murielm99   May-20-11 10:34 PM   #58 
  - Check out this from 1974  Dr Fate   May-20-11 03:15 PM   #5 
  - I don't think the old two-piece are like the new bikinis  pnwmom   May-20-11 03:25 PM   #7 
  - I see little or no diff. between my 1974 pic and the one in the OP's photo.  Dr Fate   May-20-11 04:05 PM   #19 
     - 1) The styling of the top in the OP photo is more adult 2) it appears that the bottom is skimpier  Gormy Cuss   May-20-11 05:09 PM   #36 
  - True...there's not that much difference in that and the Carter's clothes  KoKo   May-20-11 09:16 PM   #53 
  - Those are cute.  xmas74   May-20-11 09:33 PM   #55 
  - No link to the "study"  wtmusic   May-20-11 03:23 PM   #6 
  - Looks like men are represented at the higest levels  DoBotherMe   May-20-11 03:38 PM   #10 
  - That's the parent company.  wtmusic   May-20-11 03:42 PM   #13 
     - Don't even bother trying to get in front of that outrage train.  Warren DeMontague   May-20-11 03:47 PM   #16 
  - Yes, sloppy omission on their part. Here's a citation:  Gormy Cuss   May-20-11 05:17 PM   #38 
     - So the study extrapolating the 'major trends' is from 13 years ago?  Warren DeMontague   May-20-11 07:36 PM   #45 
        - One cited study is from 13 years ago.  Gormy Cuss   May-20-11 08:57 PM   #50 
  - Has anyone seen the mini Boden catalog?  AngryAmish   May-20-11 03:33 PM   #9 
  - They are a British company. Clothes are overpriced there, but I never noticed creepy poses.  krabigirl   May-20-11 04:07 PM   #21 
  - What year is this copper tone girl from???  JoePhilly   May-20-11 03:38 PM   #11 
  - 1944.  Dr Fate   May-20-11 04:09 PM   #22 
  - true, but in that era, young toddler girls often went topless  SoCalDem   May-20-11 04:11 PM   #23 
     - Sure- and that image remained a popular logo through the 1980's and beyond.  Dr Fate   May-20-11 04:23 PM   #25 
     - I just started a thread with 7th grade class pics 1959-2009  SoCalDem   May-20-11 04:41 PM   #27 
     - I'd love to see it. Link us to it!  Dr Fate   May-20-11 04:44 PM   #28 
        - linkie  SoCalDem   May-20-11 05:04 PM   #33 
        - I agree there. Swimwear should NOT be an example of sexualized  Nay   May-20-11 08:53 PM   #49 
     - In the Copper tone ad, the little girl looks embarassed .... why?  JoePhilly   May-20-11 05:00 PM   #32 
     - If you see something sexy, then that is what you see. I wont argue. n/t  Dr Fate   May-20-11 05:08 PM   #35 
        - Does she not look embarassed?  JoePhilly   May-20-11 06:01 PM   #42 
           - But this reality must never ever ever EVER be mentioned  Chris_Texas   May-20-11 08:48 PM   #46 
     - The suit in the OP pic isn't what should be shown.  xmas74   May-20-11 09:39 PM   #57 
     - Hell, I went topless as a toddler in FL in the early 50's. It was very  Nay   May-20-11 08:51 PM   #48 
        - amen.. girls who wear 4T don't need spandex, sparkles & feathers  SoCalDem   May-21-11 11:57 AM   #60 
  - That isn't a sexualized image.  KittyWampus   May-20-11 09:36 PM   #56 
  - Oh quit blaming the damn clothes.  Shagbark Hickory   May-20-11 03:40 PM   #12 
  - If you think a 2 piece bathing suit "sexualizes" a toddler, you've got a major fucking head problem.  Warren DeMontague   May-20-11 03:43 PM   #14 
  - Bingo  Chris_Texas   May-20-11 04:23 PM   #26 
  - +1  boppers   May-20-11 05:06 PM   #34 
  - and going nowhere near my grand kids.  gejohnston   May-20-11 05:23 PM   #39 
  - So 70% of clothing is normal then. Don't buy the sexy crap clothes if you don't like them.  krabigirl   May-20-11 04:04 PM   #18 
  - This"study" is complete crap.  Chris_Texas   May-20-11 04:19 PM   #24 
  - 1 in 20 people live next door to a dangerous pervert. Not me though  Chris_Texas   May-20-11 04:51 PM   #29 
  - I'm not being raptured either  XemaSab   May-20-11 05:15 PM   #37 
     - I LOL'd too. See ya Monday...  petronius   May-20-11 05:29 PM   #40 
  - Why aren't they wearing burquas?  boppers   May-20-11 04:56 PM   #30 
  - They are working on it.  Chris_Texas   May-20-11 04:57 PM   #31 
  - Sex sells, we buy, and Madison Avenue knows it.  LanternWaste   May-20-11 05:42 PM   #41 
  - Sarcasm aside you are correct  Chris_Texas   May-20-11 06:21 PM   #43 
  - Yuck!  Odin2005   May-20-11 07:17 PM   #44 
  - What? Kids in sunglasses creep you out my friend?  Chris_Texas   May-20-11 08:49 PM   #47 
  - The photo in the OP... it's not the bikini, it's the lipstick.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-20-11 09:01 PM   #51 
  - So it's not just me?  xmas74   May-20-11 09:30 PM   #54 
  - The problem is not a two-piece bathing suit.  NYC Liberal   May-20-11 10:38 PM   #59 

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