Abercrombie & Fitch is selling padded bikini tops for girls as young as age 8.
“It’s another example of the sexualization of young girls, of children” says says Los Angeles based Human Behavior Expert and Celebrity Life Coach Patrick Wanis PhD.
“It’s true, girls are maturing at a younger age – puberty beginning around age 8, so why do we want 8 year olds to have the chest size of a 16-18 year old girl? Whose attention are we trying to get?
“Are we sexualizing young girls to get the attention of men or to encourage women to use their daughters to compensate for their own lack of sexual appeal by living vicariously through their daughter? Are mothers becoming pimps? Is this the extreme extension of the beauty-pageant mother who now seeks to make up for what she can never be?
“Abercrombie Kids are marketing to mothers who are now past their sexual prime and are trying to recreate it, relive it or compensate for never having been able to be sexually attractive. They are using their children!
“This is promoting and feeding society’s obsession with young girls. Mothers who dress their daughters in this way, with padded, push-up bikini tops are now becoming de-facto pimps and encouraging men to become pedophiles. They are saying ‘look at my daughter’s breasts – see how sexually magnetic she is.’ And they are doing in the most public and sexual place of all – the beaches and swimming pools.
“The effect it will have on girls is to deeply imbed the message that they must mature faster and that unless they have large breasts there is something wrong with their body and they are not good enough. The message is that you are expected to be a sexual object and magnet and that having and showing off your large breasts is attractive, customary and expected – if you want to fit in, be liked and accepted.
“Parents today are using their children to compete with each other – people used to show off and compete with the Joneses with their cars and now they use their children – think Suri Cruise (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter) aged 4 dressed in heels!
Maybe the best way to sum up the motivation behind retail chains such as Abercrombie Kids deciding to sell padded, push-up bikini tops to young girls is to say that the fashion industry is responding to the standard being created by young female celebrities – Britney, Christina, Miley and others – underage girls sexually provoking and teasing older men” concludes Dr. Wanis.
Also read the article by Hollie McKay of FOX News.com quoting Patrick Wanis PhD about Abercrombie & Fitch selling padded bikini tops for girls as young as age 8. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/03/25/abercrombie-fitch-sparks-outcry-padded-bikini-bras-designed-8-year-olds/
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.