Skip to comments.No 7-year-old girl needs a push-up bra; CNN columnist says parents need to say no
Posted on 04/20/2011 9:04:18 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
If 10-year-olds can't drive to the mall or earn a paycheck, how are they ending up clad in push-up bras, tube tops and low-riding jeans?
It's parents' fault, says CNN contributor LZ Granderson, who chides moms and dads in his column "Parents, don't dress your girls like tramps."
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Saw a little girl in the grocery store yesterday, wearing a skirt with something printed on the derriere. She couldn’t have been more than nine.
I’m glad I didn’t see her parents. I would have given them a glare that would have melted stone.
the advice is good. However, how applicable it is, it depends where you live.
For example, if you live in the Middle East, you’re running the risk that your girl is going to be viewed as too old, if she’s not wearing a pushup bra by age 7.
What’s to push up when you are 10? I mean, what 10-yo needs a bra anyway?
Mohammed likes them young. He married one, who was 6, and he consummated the wedding when she was 9.
Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands little girls, just as they reach puberty, get married off every year throughout the Middle East.
That’s the reality.
Add to that: don’t let their aunts buy them that crap as gifts. (You know the one: she has to be the “fun” aunt, who’s “with it”.)
Girls are experiencing puberty at younger ages and breast development at 10 is not unusual.
Some of these businesses need a parental wakeup call such as a “boycott” of those sexually exploiting young children.
Thank the Democrats for this lowering of our moral standards and the degradation of decency in society. And this includes Ralph Lauren, Hollyweird, and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Another theory is that, thanks to the break down of families, girls are developing earlier because they are in the presence of males who are not their fathers or brothers.
It is thought that when a young girl is in the presence of a strange man, she’ll develop quicker in order to be available to not be seen as a cost to the family structure.
Wow. I’ve heard that, but I don’t pay that much attention to young’uns so I guess I don’t notice.
I don’t like kids, I sure can’t imagine seeing them in some sexually attractive way. But, I’m sure you are correct.
Can’t believe that I finally agree with an MSM ‘contributer.’
This ‘thong underwear for kiddies’ and ‘push up bras for 7 year olds’ reminds me of an article I read by a journalist living in Russia about 15 years ago. According to him, when little 7 - 9 year old Russian girls living in Moscow were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, at least 70 percent said they wanted to be prostitutes. They had no idea really what that meant, all they knew is that around Moscow and expensive hotels etc., the prostitutes appeared to have money and lead a jet set life and had no mundane housework or shopping to do for others. The children looked at average, exhausted women holding down jobs and raising families and then they looked at prostitutes with lounging around glamorous hotels wearing furs, jewelry, having leisure and the hope of landing a rich husband (this is how the kids see it) and so prostitution looks like a prudent career choice. Like the replacement to the traditional princess fairy tale.
And so I wonder if the kids are participating in the current, revolting push to get them into thongs and pushup bras because of the ‘false reality’ shown to young viewers - American Idol or Beyonce or other icons that seem to ‘have it all’ including adoration and limitless freedom etc. The music videos show young people driving Mercedes and sipping champagne wearing glamorous
Well, I do remember my first GF at about 12-13, and she was pretty well developed as I recall. She weren’t Italian though, Okie, and wildly desired by the HS boys.
I’ve heard this milk hormones thing before, I figure it is prolly true. But 1957? You must have been one of the few, the proud ;)
Parents also need to say no to shows that promote this crap like GLEE and public schools that promote it. Thats about all of them.
Back in the day the only thing most teen age girls had in their push-ups were rolled up socks or wads of tissues.
I had a friend that started her mense’s at age 9 and needed a bra by 10. My first at 12 was already a 32B. Some girls need bra’s young or they get embarassed when their nipples start to push out....of course men would not know of such things unless maybe if he was a dad...
Is it the “fun aunt” that is more likely to do this,
or the mom that’s trying to live vicariously through her daughter?
“I no longer turn heads like I used to, but my daughter does.”
I've known of moms living vicariously through their daughters, but not in that manner. And not when their daughters were that young.
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