'Miss Bimbo' Creators: "Take Care Of Your Bimbo, Nurture Her, Love Her"

Ann Curry and company over at the Today show were just as incredulous about the internet game for burgeoning skanks, Miss Bimbo, as we were. In the clip above from this morning's broadcast, two adorable English moppets named Jasmine and Poppy enjoy Miss Bimbo's "big jugs and facelifts," and the dudes behind the game… » 3/28/08 1:30pm 3/28/08 1:30pm

New Game Encourages Young Girls To Embrace Their Inner "Bimbo"

There's a new game in England and France for girls ages 9 to 16, and it's so raunchy it makes Bratz dolls look positively Pollyanna-ish. Called "Miss Bimbo", the game is essentially an online competition in which each registered player is given a "Bimbo" all her own to take care of — sort of like those Tamagotchi » 3/25/08 9:40am 3/25/08 9:40am

Are Rap Videos Turning Young Girls Into Drunken, Stoner Floozies?

Researchers studied rap videos and found that they sexualized women, placed too much emphasis on their physical appearance and treated them more as decorative objects rather than "active agents." Uh, doesn't that hold true for most of pop culture and advertising? It's so annoying how rap and hip hop are always being… » 10/18/07 7:30pm 10/18/07 7:30pm

'Tramps-In-Training' Author Speaks, Dodges Tween Bullets

Yesterday, we told you about one mom's struggle with finding appropriate clothing for her 11-year-old daughter, since so much of the fashion in stores seems to be aimed at "tramps-in-training." The Slate piece started a huge discussion on their message boards (and with our own Jezebel commenters!) Later, the writer,… » 8/31/07 11:30am 8/31/07 11:30am

Dames Down Under Don't Like Underage Glamour Girls

In this country, we're inundated with ads featuring very young women in sexualized poses, but in Australia, they're actually doing something about it. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the country's Federal Minister for Communications, Helen Coonan, has ordered an inquiry into the sexual exploitation of children… » 8/14/07 12:00pm 8/14/07 12:00pm

Little Lolitas: The UK's Narcissistic Pre-Teens

Most people would agree that it's cool if you feel better when you have a spray tan, or when you wax your legs and use Chanel foundation. But is it cool if you do all of these things and you are 9 years old? A report in the Daily Mail details the beauty regimens of some British girls who have decidedly adult habits.… » 8/06/07 12:45pm 8/06/07 12:45pm

Point/Counterpoint: What's Up With Lipstick For 1st Graders?

Encouraged by sales of its makeup collaboration with MAC Cosmetics (left) Mattel is partnering with Bonne Bell to launch a Barbie-branded, "girl savvy" cosmetics line "aimed at girls 6 to 9" (Emphasis ours). After the jump, two Jezebel editors hash over whether Barbie-branded makeup for primary-schoolers is evil,… » 6/12/07 11:15am 6/12/07 11:15am