Sexy Halloween costumes spark outrage; sexy dolls, not so much(Read article summary)
Sexy Halloween costumes for little girls prompt big-time outrage, but when critics call out dolls for being too sexualized, people rush to defend them. What's the difference?
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Do you object to sexy Halloween costumes for little girls?
When you compare the “Little Leopard” costume for young girls to the adult “Sexy Leopard” costumes, do you cringe?
When you see children’s classic Disney Princess costumes placed literally steps away from Sexy Disney Princess costumes, are you outraged?
When confronted with Monster High costumes for girls ages 4 to 14, are you appalled because they are far too sexy for our children?
Then I’d like to point something out: You should object to the sexualized aesthetic of girls’ dolls, too.
Here’s what I’m thinking. The internet is full of objections to sexy Halloween costumes for little girls. Just a few weeks ago, Walmart’s “Naughty Leopard” costume generated so much outrage that the retailer was forced to pull the costume from shelves – and rightfully so.
But when critics call out dolls like Monster High, Ever After High, Equestria Girls, Fairy Tale High, and Bratz for being too sexualized for girls, people rush to defend them. Sexy dolls for little girls are so common, so ubiquitous, folks can’t see them clearly anymore.