Sexy Underwear for Teens

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Sexy Underwear for Teens
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 3:44pm

I only have boys, so while I have an opinion on this, wanted to see how the moms of teen girls feel about store's such as Victoria's Secret carrying lines of sexy underwear that are for college aged girls, but appeal to a teen audience.  They were recently targeted by moms for their "Bright Young Things" spring break line.  From Time.com: 

But should anyone be walking around in undies that declare “Dare You,” “Call Me” or “Feeling Lucky?” like some of the missives printed on the manufacturer’s spring-break inventory? That’s certainly a matter of personal taste — for adults. But for young girls, “This speaks to the idea that girls have a fantasy of being raped, that women on some level are asking for it,” says Dana Udall-Weiner, a Santa Fe, N.M., psychologist who works with girls on body image.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2013/03/29/bright-young-things-victorias-secrets-line-under-fire/#ixzz2PKwj8Dqz

Would you let your teen wear suggestive underwear?  Do you think that teen girls have a right to feel confident and sexy, or are they getting the wrong message from retailers?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:07am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>My kid is at the age where I just hand over money so that she can pick out and buy her own clothing. If for some reason she stretched her imagination far and wide enough to think that I would allow a pair of underwear with a message like this on it in the house (I don't take lightly to the objectification of women), she'd probably change her mind at the pricetag because if I was able to impress anything onto her, it was intense frugality. </p>

A fad item they can buy with their own money.  Other manufacturers seem to be joining in.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:07am

lifespeachy wrote:
I think it's trashy for grown women to wear those sayings on their butt, and perveted for adults to encourage little girls to do the same.

 

THIS.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:10am

springfever2013 wrote:
It seems you are not very "up" with what teenage girls do and wear Bord. You have 2 teenage sons, correct? You haven't had a teenage girl in your home for many years, correct?

*I* am very "up" with teenage girls .. and the ones I know (lots of them) don't wear that kind of trash.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:12am

springfever2013 wrote:
That's very nice of you Bord. I don't think I would want someone doing my laundry, but that is just me.

My dh does mine.  And I *love* that I don't have to do it.  Now, if only he'd put it away and iron it too!

 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:12am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">lifespeachy</em> wrote:</div>I think it's trashy for grown women to wear those sayings on their butt, and perveted for adults to encourage little girls to do the same.</blockquote></p><p> </p><p>THIS.</p>

But that's not even touching the controversy.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:13am

Maybe it's "no biggie." Or maybe we've just all collectively lowered our standards. I'd still prefer my children not to use their bodies as free billboard space for corporate logos. Luckily, neither of them is interested in doing so.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:15am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>So your kid comes home and says she saw some rockin' underwear in the p/e locker room that she wants.. Do you tell her the stuff is <em>trash</em>?</p>

I'd be appalled that my daughter called someone else's undies *rockin'*. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:15am

bordwithyou wrote:
That's where we differ, Jambles. Because I have taught my kids that the exercise of their sexuality is indeed a moral issue. Frankly, if my 12 year old thought it was cool to adorn her crotch with messages advertising it's availability, I'd feel like I'd failed in the instilling basic values department.

 

THIS.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:16am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"Some girls wear thongs too, DD1 knows b/c she sees them in the locker room. " ------------ But going by spicegirl's argument, you should go get your kid some thongs then, so she can be one of the cool kids too.

Have you ever worn a thong?  They're actually more comfortable than full underwear.  Try it.  I especially like that there are no panty lines to worry about.  I always wore them to work with biz suits.  Now, anytime, but especially for dress-up things and summer whites.

TMI?  lol  Trippy eyes

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 9:17am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>Maybe it's "no biggie." Or maybe we've just all collectively lowered our standards. I'd still prefer my children not to use their bodies as free billboard space for corporate logos. Luckily, neither of them is interested in doing so.</p>

THIS. ;)

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