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Push up bras for young girls
Push up bras for young girls - Naughty or nice?
While watching Good Morning America recently, an expose on push up bras for young girls appeared. Now, as I peered over my first cup of coffee, I couldn't believe what I was seeing - a few cups runneth over (and I'm not talking about coffee). I was watching a 15 year old girl modeling a push up bra with a (get this) pushup level of Double WHOA. I mean, come on! Double WHOA? Who at 15 should be even wearing a single WHOA? I suppose a single WHOA is upping the bra cup size 1 level but a double WHOA takes a young girl's budding chest up two full levels (I wish I could bring mine down a few levels).
Isn't there enough pressure on young girls to look their best? When does a child's childhood end these days? All I can say is that I'm glad I'm a product of the '60s and was allowed to be a kid when being a kid was fun. Remember running around outside and playing? I'm afraid that 'playing' has taken on a new connotations today.
I'm including just one ad on this page for a push up bra for young girls and hope it gets clicks but no sales. I personally find the whole issue ridiculous. Let's see what you have to say.
Now, for those of you who grew up to be full figured women on your own (like i did...), here's a good article about Prima Donna bras for the full figured woman.
Picture is courtesy of Flickr.com. I'm praying I'm not supporting child pornography....
For what it's worth, here's a lens I wrote about Shatter Nail Polish - a perfectly nice way to dress up a girl's nails. Or, to slightly push the envelope, how about buying your teen girl a pair of sheer panty hose?
And, this lens was updated 9/1/11 when I found out that JC Penney had joined Abercrombie and Fitch in the sexualization of young girls. Scroll down to see the update on JC Penney's t-shirt which was recalled today....
Ashley Push-Up Triangle makes the top 10 worst products of 2011
Ha! I knew it! For once, I was ahead of the times writing this article Push up bras for young girls! Check out this article which details the worst product flops of 2011 - hint - there's a bunch of electronic gadgets that flopped too:
Push up bra for young girls
This is actually not a push up bra for young girls but it does, reportedly "Bumpm' Up". Excuse me? A bra called 'Bump 'Em?' My bra should be called 'Hold 'em..."
How about raising your teen's self image instead of her buxom?
This CNN video is of a CNN writer fielding comments on his article Parents, don't dress your like tramps. Some of you may disagree but I personally think that LZ has a good take on this subject.
A poll to see where you stand
I'm curious once again about your thoughts. Do you think that it's corporate America at blame or should the onus be on parents to keep their children from looking like tramps?
Who's to blame?
Raise your daughters right - With a little help from these books
Not everyone is a born Mother so almost everyone needs a reference book once in a while. The one thing you can be assured of is that, whatever problem you're facing with your teen girl, someone else has faced it and written a book about it. The below are good reads on raising girls.
Push up bras for young teens
We already know how I feel about the subject but how about you?
Updated 3/30/12: I find it interesting to note that the girls who voted 'Yes' in this poll are all teenagers. Ladies, you're beautiful as you are and, as to appearing older, don't rush things. There will be a day when you wish you looked younger.
Should young girls wear push up bras?
Yes, it's fine. They're just becoming women a bit younger than they used to.
Training bras for teens
I say keep 'em under wraps! I had to wear a training bra right after I came out of Mom's womb...
Shouldn't we let young girls be young girls?
Innocence is lost quickly enough in this fast paced world. The posters below show young girls being young girls. Let's not push them to be anything else. Celebrate the spirit - not the body...
Some links regarding the sexualization of young woman
I'm blushing at the support this lens has gotten in just 24 short hours and, when I went looking for additional articles/blogs, etc, I found a webful of the things. Here's a few of my favorites.
- The Telegraph
So, this debate about the sexualization of young girls is not just for Americans any more. This article is from the British Telegraph and supports my belief that the times, they are a changin'.
- Chron.com - Mom Houston
Francisca Ortega writes a good blog on the topic of push up bras for girls. Here 'tis.
Even if I didn't like this article, I was tickled with the website name of Racked.com. Cracked me right up.
A true story about my wardrobe mishap a long time ago
So, as you can probably tell, I've always been very endowed. Some might think I'm lucky, some (including me) are not all that interested in toting around these things. Anyway, here's my story.
A long time ago, I reported to a temporary agency for a short job - just one evening of entering data. There were about 20 women in the room as we were 'trained' on the system. The training was incredibly boring and, since my attention span rivals that of a rock, I was understandably bored.
I was leaning down to fiddle with my shoe, my hooters were under the table when the instructor called on me. I suppose he was trying to embarrass me as I was the only one sighing in boredom.
I sat up quickly to (correctly) answer his question and the underwire from my bra caught onto the bottom of the table. And, there were the girls out of their crate! Yep, right there for all to see, flopping over my bra. Luckily, my embarrassment threshold is a lot higher than my attention span and I just cracked up. Laughed my boobs off!
A poll about push up bras for young girls
I think by now you see where I stand on the subject of push up bras for young girls but where do you stand?
Do you think a push up bra for young girls is ok?
Abercrombie and Fitch - friend or foe?
I chose not to breed but I do know how I feel about Abercrombie and Fitch's controversial ads featuring young teens in compromising situations. There's quite a fervor in the mall as I see mothers shielding their teen's eyes when they pass in front of the store.
Here's the buzz on the web about Abercrombie and Fitch.
Another wardrobe malfunction....
JC Penney pulled a t-shirt after public outcry
At least we may be getting somewhere. JC Penney pulled this t-shirt from their stores after so many people complained. The slogan on the young girl's shirt was "I'm too pretty to do homework so my brother does it for me." Really? Really? A parent would allow that to be plastered across their young daughter's chest? Are they the same parents who would buy a push up bra for a young girl?
What I want to know is what kind of designer thought this message was appropriate for a young girl's t-shirt? What is wrong with people?
Read the whole article by clinking this link: Texas-based J.C. Penney pulls “too pretty” T-shirt for girls.
JC Penney debate
I'm sure everyone already knows where I stand on the issue of putting little girls in grown up girls clothes. Where do you stand?
Do you think that JC Penney's t-shirt should have been recalled?
Of course! It's demeaning to girls.
Too fat????! WTH?Click thumbnail to view full-size
I'm not sure I haven't sold out when putting up a lens about push up bras for young teens and might even take the lens down. I do feel that, by putting alternatives, like training bras on the lens, I've sort of saved a small piece of my soul...boy, I hope I get in heaven one day...
What do you think?