Transcript for Too Young to Be Sexy?
-- won't believe what some parents are buying their children. Years ago it was breast implants for teenagers when 20/20 first began asking the question how young is -- -- But now the answer seems to be getting younger and younger. Here's Andrea canning. How young is too young to dress like vests. Before events. Toward -- These images of child models appear to. French vote. We are really a lot of -- and childhood and and dangerous way because it's showing girls that perhaps the the most important the only way you should be -- saying is -- -- very sexy. -- According to data at Dell founder of an empowerment organization for girls. It's not only high fashion magazines and lingerie website that for -- children as sex objects. It is so normalized and so pervasive all over you can't walk outside without seeing. Billboards and magazine coverage you can turn on the television without seeing -- On toddlers and tiara -- one mother defended dressing her three year old like the prostitute in pretty woman. The city looking for a -- -- figure out how to do it tastefully not to do it. Comically and that when the idea that it did you ever again that allow would not have done that again that -- whole idea was for people to see the comedy behind -- but there. All. Dampening -- opening and acting like a very adult version taxi. We are becoming immune to it because it's everywhere in the. And this isn't just reality TV the centralization of young girls has gone mainstream. This year retailer Abercrombie & Fitch sold and how to bikini top on their website for seven year old -- written. Zappos sells dozens of options for toddlers looking for their first pair of high heels. And last week a story Colorado removed crops -- pennies for kids from their shelves when a local mom complained. The landscape leaves the -- we spoke to use. Scratching their heads there's very few alternatives now and where you can even the -- -- to trust to have. Classic books have stuff now. I'm just amazed that -- -- -- -- -- getting I mean do what they have -- -- the key is apparently even where this is one of my least favorite cases that this future if it looks like something out of status and this. Arafat -- Sealy ribbon -- among -- hitter breaking point with the shrinking fashions. Wrote a book called stop dressing your six year old like Hispanic. The moms -- I'm as a dancer bond those kids he's a little kids and the -- of -- And many on some level repairs think that's cute that's -- -- in the Savannah believe it and it even extends to toys dolls wearing practically nothing except tattoos. And even upholding -- -- kit complete with the garter and fake money have we sunk really low as a society. We're -- office. We -- definitely in a dangerous place we are seeing the repercussions of it -- -- acts of violence against. Girls and boys and also. The eating disorders and that self esteem and the ways that girls are growing up now feeling inadequate and feeling like me. Are never going to being what they think they're supposed to be. So will hire 8910 year olds feeling the pressure to look more like adults. -- Dell says these days marketing is geared toward the youngest consumers. They're realizing that if they start targeting younger and younger girls to want to look like that's gonna -- double triple. Sells its products and home. Across the country young girls are waxing plucking buffing and transforming themselves using treatments once reserved for their mothers. -- -- -- somehow feel if you don't think it's too young and this is all its. You have to kind went right. I want to this Bob. We found. Girls as young as five getting -- straightening and and coloring treatments we found a ten year old getting her eyebrows plucked for -- we've got an eleven year old getting waxing. Bikini waxing. Where where -- stop as a parent I think. What parents can do and what we can do as a culture is to say that there's a whole range of activities and ambitions of gains. Outfits that you can Wear and really expanding. Her view of her possibilities of everything that's in the world you're going to raise a very different.
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