One Third Of Clothing For Girls Is "Sexy"

Researchers analyzed the clothing available for girls on the websites of 15 popular U.S. stores and found that about a third had sexy elements, such as calling attention to the butt or non-existant breasts. 69% of the clothes had only childlike characteristics, 4% had only sexualized characteristics, 25% had both, and 4% had neither. "Confused parents might be persuaded to buy the leopard-print miniskirt if it's bright pink," said the researchers. "Clearly, sexiness is still visible beneath the bows or tie-dye colors. We propose that dressing girls in this way could contribute to socializing them into the narrow role of the sexually objectified woman."