Padded Bras….for 7 Year Olds?

May 25, 2010 | NeW Staff

I saw this article posted on Hotair awhile ago and I think that parents have reason to be upset. These padded bras for young girls (7 -8 years old) represent just one of many factors that show the existence and damage of female sexualization in today’s society.

So how do we solve this problem? Let me take the conservative approach.

As a conservative, I am a supporter of the free market, so the government outlawing or banning the bras is not the solution.  However, I am also a conservative because I care about values that subsist in America. Thus, the proper reaction to this product is not to ban it, but to take a step back and look at the root of the problem.

We must ask ourselves: Why did this product emerge?
*The capitalistic answer is because the creator thought it would be successful in the free market.

Now that we know why the product emerged, we must take another logical step back and ask: Why did the creator think the product would be successful?
*The answer is that American culture has allowed the sexualization of females to carry on and be successful.

The proper solution then is not to take the bra off the market, but to make sure that women are not sexualized ad nauseum in America. This will produce a top down effect. If women gain respect for traits other than their bodies in media and culture, then the product will fail because it can no longer be successful on the market.

This goes back to teaching our children conservative values and to respect both genders. If we accomplish this, then products like padded bras for 7 year olds will not come out on the market upsetting parents nationwide.

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