It’s My Eighth Birthday, Give Me Cleavage!
March 28, 2011 § 7 Comments
I felt like I really needed to repost this one. Savvy Sister has written a passionate post about self-esteem in girls on her blog, stemming from an ad she saw for Abercrombie & Fitch selling push-up bikini bra’s for 8-14 year old girls. We encounter things like this in our everyday- the push to suck money out of people without regard to the health and well-being of newer generations and the effect it will have on them through their entire lives. It’s nothing new that each generation is so different from one another but there are some values that should never, ever change regardless of what decade or even century we are in! If you feel passionate about this issue, why not post a link to Savvy Sisters article on your own blog, or write a quick post in support of protecting our girls self-esteem. If an eight-year-old is told it’s nothing to try to push up non-existent boobs, no wonder girls undergoing surgery are getting younger and younger!
If you are in Australia, check out and support The Butterfly Foundation.
(Ed: As I am in Australia, Abercrombie & Fitch is not a household name here. I have also been made aware of their ‘thongs’ or g-strings being targeted at 7-14 year old girls with phrases like ‘wink, wink’ and ‘eye candy’. Pushing adult sexuality onto children as young as seven isn’t cute. It’s perverted.)