03 August 2007

Wal-Mart promotes the sexualization of babies

In a hurry today, I picked up a ten-pack of girl-oriented bibs at Wal-Mart. I should have flipped through them before I bought them, because this was in the middle of the pack:

Does ANY conscientious parent think it's a good idea to advertise their baby daughter as a prostitot? Who in the marketing department at Baby Connection (the baby department for Wal-Mart, and the brand name under which these bibs are sold) thought it would be a good idea to associate the clearly sexual term 'hottie' with a bib sold in their baby department and obviously made for infants and toddlers? Did they really think that parents would want to buy this, and if they did, how do they feel about turning babies into sex objects? Do they think that even joking about a baby being a sexual being is funny?


Christy said...

i'm fairly sure anyone who chooses to dress their girl as a "prostitot" would think it's cute and it means that their kid is attractive. I don't think people who dress their 6-year-olds in belly shirts and mini skirts think about the sexual aspect of clothing.

Alice H said...

I have to wonder if they think about the child predators who claim that kids are flirting with them or asking for it?

Bacon said...

Simply associating children with sexual matters is creepy.