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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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:55pm

The first part is a double standard, since many of us only have teenage boys currently we of course (lol!!) can't speak for teenage girls.  Of course it's okay to speak for teenage boys because of the past, however that only works in one direction because we can't speak for teenage girls.  I guess I skipped all those years growing up, lol.  

The rest....I have no clue.

I DO have a nephew that spends A LOT of time at my house. I am not "immune" to teenage boys of "today". 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:53pm

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.

I personally agree with them for young girls that it is not appropriate. The "entire" line is NOT vulgar. I guess this is coming from someone who has never shopped at either VS or in the Pink part of the store. 

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:52pm
"I realize this may be shocking to you, but my dd actually respects my opinion, including my good opinion of her. Besides, it is not about her not wearing it necessarily, more a question of giving her straight info. Your dd does not live with you anymore Roll...correct?" ----------- I am talking about when she was a teen and living under my roof, although even now she seems to value and respect my opinion.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:52pm

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

1. I never called ANY underwear with sexual suggestions trashy, everyone else did. I said it is not appropriate for young girls.

2. I laughed at the Rue 21 comment. Did I say I totally agreed? 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:50pm

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.

1. I do NOT and NEVER WILL find sexting funny.

2. Her son was 17, not 18

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:49pm
"Not for young girls." ----------- What is your age cut-off for "young girl"?
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:49pm

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

"Hilarious"? How so?

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:47pm
"Are you unfamiliar with the saying - "Salmon. The other pink meat." Which is a saying that can be found on t-shirts - which I wouldn't let my kids wear, and which I would be appalled at if my dh wore. What if your dh wanted that shirt or something similiar to that? Do you tell him he can NOT wear it?" ------------------- I can't imagine being married to someone who would even contemplate wearing something like that.
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:47pm

I'm not even going there with your dh and possibly enjoying sexting.  

EXCUSE ME? That was really uncalled for and disgusting to speak about a grown man like that.

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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 2:46pm

I'm surprised that store is still around, I've been in it before when I was a kid but I won't step near it now, Stupid stuff and when the kids ask to go in I just say I won't waste my time there!  The stuff is hilarious and it seriously wouldn't surprise me if those salmons tshirts that savcal's familiar with aren't found in there, Lol.  It's taken this thread full circle really, Some have that pick up sense for more sexually excplicit things than I, Now we can move on...

 


 


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