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This months hot topic: The kids wear debate

This month the topic hot on everyones lips is whether we are encouraging children to grow up too quickly and pushing them into harms way by ‘sexing’ up kids wear. In recent weeks Mumsnet reinforced their latest campaign, Let Girls Be Girls (LGBG), fighting retailers to take action against the premature sexualisation of children through products and marketing. Stores such as Boots

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and Debenhams have already openly backed LGBG and Primark has been forced to take costly action by removing lines from the shop floor. HushHush explores all sides of the argument that has given the fashion retail industry the biggest blow since the credit crunch discovering what you really think and whether we are yet again facing more pre election hype. Email in your thoughts to rhorne@hushhush.co.uk

What do the mums think?

ForestFloor commented on the Mumsnet web site: “The pornification of our culture has been rapid and widespread and it really concerns me. It filters down, younger and younger, and you get under 10’s in the playground tossing their hair, waggling their hips and being way to aware of how their bodies can make people react.” Mary O’Brien, London: “I’ve got two children below 11 and to be honest I’m really not fussed about the padded bra situation. The problem is there are too many stay at home mums who have way too much time on their hands.” sfxmum also commented on Mumsnet: “I cannot understand why parents buy heels and ‘grown up’ clothing for young children along with that the constant use of the word ‘sexy’ is just sick. But just as bad is the camouflage look for boys - mini soldiers?” Justine Roberts mum and founder of Mumsnet: “The aim is to encourage retailers to make a simple, public pledge that commits them to selling only products which do not sexualise children.” HushHush - June 29, 2010

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