Moms Are Frustrated, Disturbed By Clothing Sold For Young Girls

A group of mothers on social media are banning together because they're mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore. According to the moms, major retailers across the country are selling oversexualized clothes for young girls. One mom blasted Target in a lengthy Facebook post for the type of shorts they sell for young girls.

A former journalist who runs the Facebook page 'Assignment: Mom' wrote an open letter to Target complaining about the length of the shorts for pre-teen girls. According to the mom, the problem was not just that some options were inappropriate; the problem was that there were no appropriate options at all.

“You know I love you... but we need to talk about tween girls for a minute,” the blogger tells Target. "We live in a culture sexualized enough as it is; I wish I could go shopping for my tween and not have to worry about her backside or her underwear showing in a pair of athletic shorts.”

The poster included a photo of the wall at Target, which showed extremely short shorts for junior girls. "I get that shorts are, by definition, short. But where are the mid-length shorts? The approaching-knee-length shorts? The shorts that don’t require built-in underwear she’d undoubtedly find uncomfortable?" she asked.

The mother insists she's not a prude, but she does want her girls to learn to dress appropriately and reasonably modestly. She says girls need athletic wear that reinforces the fact that they are 'fierce and strong'.

Comments from other frustrated mothers came pouring in. “I went to like five places before finding Bella clothes, it’s ridiculous people are designing little girls clothes like hooker style,” wrote one commenter.

"I went to a kid's store at the mall and I was shocked that I could not buy my daughter a single pair of shorts for school. (or home) The shorts were all like bikini bottoms! Her school has a "fingertip rule". No shorts can be higher than the tips of her fingers. A GOOD rule," another wrote. "I complained to the sales woman. She agreed with me, but it was all they sold."

"I buy boys basketball shorts and they're more comfy and long length, and I'm good," said one woman.

"it’s crazy seeing little girls in daisy dukes! I was at Kohl’s yesterday and seen a little girl maybe 8 years old wearing jean shorts and her butt cheeks showing!" another woman complained.

The writer was a little surprise at the attention her post got. "I’ve got to be honest: that particular post surprised me from the beginning with the interest it’s generated. I figured there were others of you who had been similarly annoyed, but it took on a life of its own I wasn’t anticipating," she wrote in a follow-up post to her readers.

The mom then complained that a lot of media outlets reported that she called the clothing ‘hooker style’, which she did not. “I can’t tell you how much perversion of intent irritates me. The discussion is a worthwhile one—about athletic wear options for girls—but it’s not one I will ever drive by accusations or unbecoming language.”
Source: CBS Local
Photos: Facebook, Wikimedia Commons/Kelly Martin

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