Have you heard that Abercrombie and Fitch is selling a push-up swimsuit bikini top for girls as young as 7 years old???
Yep, you heard correctly, a push up bra swimsuit top geared towards girls aged 7-14. The "Ashley Push Up" triangle bikinis are in the current spring line for Abercrombie Kids. So not only is it a skimpy bikini for young girls, it's also padded and they are pushing sexiness onto young girls. 'Push-up' top? Are they kidding?
First of all, I'm not sure if I would even put my 7 year old daughter in a bikini, let alone one with a push up top. It begs the question that I talked about in my earlier post, 'The Hurried child' you can read about here, wondering if society is wanting to push young kids to grow up too soon?
Too soon is right. We want young girls to learn that beauty is from the inside. And what about the maximum age on this top being 14? Most girls are not even finished with puberty by age 14 anyway, so do we want even a young teenager to feel inadequate and 'need' a push up top?
Even if you parents out there only have boys, still, do we want our boys out there to value young girls in these skimpy tops? Are they learning what is appropriate at such a young age?
Do you think there is any harm in purchasing a top like this for a young girl?