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What'll the sickos think of next?:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599...1-1243,00.html

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I've seen thong panties for little girls at Ross. :
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That is absolutely disgusting! Prostitot if I've ever seen it!
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Do you ever feel like Alice falling dow the tunnel? I get that a lot lately. Our society is seriously sick. What parent would buy that for their kid???

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This about sums that up :Puke

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The Herald Sun last week revealed the latest Bratz Babyz range included sexually provocative baby dolls dressed in leather and lingerie.




WT......??????? :
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Seriously, who are the parents that buy this crap? Honestly--no one I know would do this (I don't think . . .) but there must be a market for it or people wouldn't make it. So where are these moms and dads, and how hard do they need to be shaken to knock some sense into their heads?

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Can we say pedophile bait people? :

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Bratz make me puke. Where's that Icon? :Puke Here we are.

I'd like to know who thought it would be a good idea to sexualize our children,our babies. And we wonder why people have a problem with breastfeeding? Its all this crud out there teaching children from a young age that the female body is a sex image and nothing more. :

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Bratz make me puke. Where's that Icon? :Puke Here we are.

I'd like to know who thought it would be a good idea to sexualize our children,our babies. And we wonder why people have a problem with breastfeeding? Its all this crud out there teaching children from a young age that the female body is a sex image and nothing more. :
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that is so revolting.
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"The idea of the padding is for girls to be discreet as they develop," a spokeswoman said.
Ummm yeah.... it's a lot easier to develop discretely when it looks like you've had boobs all along!

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I hate those Bratz dolls anyway. I can't stand them. I don't know why anyone would buy one for their kids. This is just sick. but sadly I know of people that would go right out and buy this for their girls.
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Ok, actually the developing discreetly thing makes sense to me. Am I the only one who had my nipples grow way before the rest of the breast? Of course, I have not seen this line of underwear and I am not defending it at all. I did see some Baby Bratz but they did not seem sexually provocative to me, but maybe I am missing something or saw different Baby Bratz than the ones in question.

I have two daughters, btw.

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The Baby Bratz I saw at the store were wearing lace underwear. I looke don their website and they dont show any of the really bad ones. Hmm, wonder why?

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This really makes me long for a good old, wholesome Hanna Andersson catalog! (Dd only has one dress from there, but it sure makes me feel better to know that some people still buy their litle girls big cotton briefs!)

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i don't think it's our sexualization of women that leads to america's problem with bfing...I'm from germany, where sex is a big part of modern culture, and no one there has a problem with bfing. In fact they make fun of america's double standard for breasts. I think the issue lies with our religious and political leadership. I'm not defending padded bras for girls or dolls with lingerie, I'm just saying that other countries have the same items and think bfing is perfectly normal.
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I can't comment on the product line without actually seeing it. I buy padded bras for my 11yo because she's self-conscious about her nipples showing through her clothes.

I bought my younger DD her first bra when she was 3- she was still in diapers and I wanted to encourage her to use the toilet, so I took her shopping for underwear. There was a "bra" and panty set (really just a half-undershirt with elastic at the bottom) that she picked out. She was really bummed that I wouldn't let her wear the "bra" with a diaper- I insisted that she wear panties or she couldn't wear the "bra"! Of course I also bought a set for my older DD at the same time.

Those mock bra-tops got lots of use when they played "mermaid" (using pillowcases as tails!!)

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Prostitot if I've ever seen it!
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I'd buy my dd's thongs if they wanted to wear them. I don't see them as sexual as much as functional.
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padded bras for a six year old is wrong. dress up playing with boobs is one thing, wearing them around in public is something totally different. it is a very sad thing
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the companies catering to this should go out of business. period.
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How many six year olds are "developing" anyway? I started at eight, and I was the first girl in my class to need a bra (and no, this wasn't the stone ages, I'm 19)

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oh frontierpsych - puberty is being reached earlier and earlier as teh days go by. some of my friends 7 year olds are going thru puberty. all the moodiness and body odour change. not much of physical yet.

ahh i so remember my nipples before my breasts developed adn i was so self concious that i would actually put tape on them to not show up so much.

but i do know if i could get my dd a childrens bra and panty set just like mine (no lace just functional) she would be thrilled. as long as we didnt go out in public with her midrif showing.

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OMG.. :barf:
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I had to wear padded bras when I started developing, because my breasts were sore and sensitive and I needed the extra protection. I don't see anything wrong with girls of any age wearing padded bras if they're developing breasts (and just because they're sold at size 6 doesn't mean it's 6-year-olds wearing them - it could be skinny 10-year-olds).
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I had to wear padded bras when I started developing, because my breasts were sore and sensitive and I needed the extra protection. I don't see anything wrong with girls of any age wearing padded bras if they're developing breasts (and just because they're sold at size 6 doesn't mean it's 6-year-olds wearing them - it could be skinny 10-year-olds).
Yes, I think the article sensationalized it. They are probably for petite pubescents.

But I did see the Baby Bratz dolls the other day in Target, when my 20 yo dd was looking at the My Little Ponies. They are some weirdass dolls.
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I'm not suprised that Bratz is involved, but Saddle Club! Yikes! Saddle Club is fairly normal.

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Can we say pedophile bait people? :
That's what it sounds like to me, too. Jeez. THis makes me think that M. Night's Village would be a darn good idea. Anyone in?

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