Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Tramps

As I was looking online for Halloween costumes, I saw a disturbing trend. Almost all of the little girls costumes were trampy! Even for Annika'a age. But the one's for size 8 (Ariana) were just disgusting! Ariana is still a baby and the costumes include fishnets, bare bellies, high heels, tube tops, etc. I can't imagine sending my 8 year old out into the night wearing these clothes. But obviously people are buying them or there would not be such a market for them. Don't parents realize what they are doing to their daughters?

I read an article from the American Psychological Association that was quite appropriate. Here is just a small snippet...

"The APA task force's team of psychologists linked oversexualization with three of the most common mental health problems for women 18 and older: eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. And there is evidence that the effect is trickling down the age brackets. "Clinicians are reporting that younger and younger girls are presenting with eating disorders and are on diets," says Zurbriggen."

Just check out these costumes... remember, they are all made for Ariana's age. They would be fine for me to wear, but does my 8 year old need to wear a skirt that is 3 inches long???

1 comment:

  1. Have I mentioned how glad I am to have boys???