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 - 2:30pm
"Why do you speak in fiction only?" ------ Probably b/c reality is too difficult to comprehend.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:29pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Perhaps that's because no one in reality has made the connection between underwear and teenage pregnancy? I'm sure the next chapter in that fiction will be written soon, perhaps after tennis.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oh sorry, I guess "nice" girls get pregnant too then? I thought it was the "bad" girls, like Rizzo lol. </span></strong></p>

Why do you speak in fiction only?
 

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:29pm

Since you don't know my connection with the people let alone the situation, I find that to be very judgemental.  Not surprising mind you given the comments lately.

Judgemental that I find it odd to go underwear shopping at an outlet on your vacation with another families dd's? O.kay. That really makes no sense. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:27pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I believe this and I've seen them on girls around college campuses too.  But remember, It's trash and it's suggestive and a girl is setting herself up for rape by wearing it.  This board says so! </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yep a board who mostly has boys and don't even know that there was a show called Teen Mom for the last 4 years lol. My dd has Pink pjs and they are teen-appropriate cute pjs. Henley shirt with sweats. I think the ENTIRE problem is this new line AIMED towards young girls. But again, moms of young girls would most likely be taking them shopping and have a say in their selections. Why would you be upset if you have the "upper" hand at that age? I think they just want to blame the industry and not take the responsibility into their own hands of raising their daughters.</span></strong></p>

Well, it looks as if the Moms of young girls have spoken and VS has recalled the line.  I'm glad.  I don't think the entire problem is that the line was aimed at "young girls;" that just makes the product especially heinous.  The idea that the line was considered appropriate for any age just says volumes about our culture and the level of vulgarity we're willing to accept.  The marketplace has spoken on this one, and I am very happy with the outcome.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:27pm

When did you say your son was disappointed Bord? Not in that first post. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:26pm
"Yep a board who mostly has boys and don't even know that there was a show called Teen Mom for the last 4 years lol. My dd has Pink pjs and they are teen-appropriate cute pjs. Henley shirt with sweats. I think the ENTIRE problem is this new line AIMED towards young girls. But again, moms of young girls would most likely be taking them shopping and have a say in their selections. Why would you be upset if you have the "upper" hand at that age? I think they just want to blame the industry and not take the responsibility into their own hands of raising their daughters." -------- Again, wth are you talking about?
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:25pm

Perhaps that's because no one in reality has made the connection between underwear and teenage pregnancy? I'm sure the next chapter in that fiction will be written soon, perhaps after tennis.

Oh sorry, I guess "nice" girls get pregnant too then? I thought it was the "bad" girls, like Rizzo lol. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:25pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yep, Let's at least keep that straight.  There are some clothing shops I won't shop at tho too, I find rue 21 borderline skank.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>lol. </span></span></p>

Interesting double standard, it's not okay for me to call tween underwear with sexual suggestions on them trashy but it's okay for others to call an entire store skank.  LoL

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:24pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>An 18 yr. old boy appalled and scared of half naked women, gotcha lol</p>

You are missing the point again.  Sexting is illegal and if a person is 18 years old, there could be criminal charges, name in the paper, sex registry on the internet type of crime.  Further they can be suspended from school if caught.

Why on earth do you think sexting is lol funny?  That is scary.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:24pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I hand it to you sav, You must get out more than me, No I haven't heard of that shirt. It sounds like something spencers would sell, Even my kid calls that a bad store.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">lol. Spencers is hilarious, until you remember your 9 yr. old is with you bawahhhaa...time to go... lol</span></strong></p>

The fact that you find things like this "hilarious" explains a lot.  We're operating on different planes.  There is no chance of intersection.

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