Regarding the new lingerie line, Victoria Secret’s is marketing towards your teens and preteens?
Parents are a tad bit concerned.
[via DFWCBSLocal] Victoria’s Secret’s New Lingerie Line Has Parents Outraged ~by Robbie Owens
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – Victoria’s Secret has become a household name by making ‘sexy’ mainstream. But as the lingerie retail giant competes for new customers, some parents say they’ve gone too far – and too young – by marketing to teens and tweens.
“I think it’s terrible,” says Stephanie Jobe, a mother of four.
A recent marketing campaign dubbed ‘Bright Young Things’, included a line of thongs bearing slogans like ‘I dare you’, ‘wild’, and ‘feeling lucky’.
“I was alarmed,” says Jobe. “I’m like no way! No!” Her husband Dean agrees, adding “it just sends the message that beauty is what’s on the outside and not what’s on the inside, and unfortunately a lot of young ladies fall into that.”
Parents of four, the Jobes say they are Victoria’s Secret customers but say the retailers lingerie is a purchase that’s made for Mom, not their 14-year-old daughter.
“I understand they’re trying to make a dollar, but at the same time you’ve got to understand what is the message that we’re sending,’ says Dean. “I don’t like my daughters having the message that that’s what makes them beautiful, that’s what makes them attractive.”
Angry parents have taken to Facebook to blast the retailer over the campaign that critics have called too suggestive.
But honestly, does that mean Victoria Secret’s is trying to make “sexy” and “sex” mainstream, for their own financial benefit, regarding children?
*taps chin, pondering*
And regarding that concern by parents for their children.
Considering the new CDC stats?
They definitely SHOULD be WAY more than merely concerned:
[via CNSNews]CDC: 110,197,000 Venereal Infections in U.S.; Nation Creating New STIs Faster Than New Jobs or College Grads ~By Terence P. Jeffrey
(CNSNews.com) – According to new data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19.7 million new venereal infections in the United States in 2008, bringing the total number of existing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. at that time to 110,197,000.
The 19.7 million new STIs in 2008 vastly outpaced the new jobs and college graduates created in the United States that year or any other year on record, according to government data. The competition was not close.
The STI study referenced by the CDC estimated that 50 percent of the new infections in 2008 occurred among people in the 15-to-24 age bracket. In fact, of the 19,738,800 total new STIs in the United States in 2008, 9,782,650 were among Americans in the 15-to-24 age bracket.
By contrast, there were 1,524,092 bachelor’s degrees awarded in the United States in the 2007-2008 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That means the total number of new STIs in 2008 outpaced the total number of new bachelor’s degrees by nearly 13 to 1, and the number of new STIs among Americans in the 15-to-24 age bracket outnumbered new bachelor’s degrees by more than 6 to 1.
It’s all about mindset, people.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking otherwise.
And once your young one crosses one innocent gateway into stamping her burgeoning sexuality with “feeling lucky”…
It’s just a very small step towards acting on it.
An action, as we all know, with very adult consequences.
Apparently places like Victoria Secret’s don’t take that fact into consideration, while trying to pawn off their wares.
But maybe they should.