I was hunting for a ladybug costume for my daughter on Amazon.com. I have had no luck in town, as the only costumes for babies seem to be lambs and monkeys or ladybug sacks. A sack just will not do, as my daughter likes to move around, so I have to find just the right one.
Let me tell you, this is not a costume that I ever want to buy for my daughter.
Preteen Sexy Ladybug Costume. Preteen!!! Preteen equals ages 10-12. Do we really want to give them costumes that emphasize the fact that they can only be valued for their bodies? I thought that starting at 15 was early enough to start dehumanizing women, but obviously there is a valuable and exploitable market that needs to be sexualized.
I am also disgusted that there are tons of people that will feel that they can "blame" preteens for being "too sexy" and deserving any abuse from men.
As a mother, I fear for the day that my daughter asks for a sexy preteen anything. Hopefully I am instiling the feminist values in her that will make her feel as if she is more than an object of desire for others to ogle and use at their will. Hopefully she will feel like she can be a child while she is still a child.
But I may be wrong. From what I hear, it's all the feminists who are over-sexualizing our daughters anyway.