A father realized how supersexualized young girls are when he received a jumpsuit that raises eyebrows for his newborn daughter.
TikTok user Michael (@ world.shaker) posted a response to a prompt asking when users realized the oversexualization of women started so young. Michael’s response, which has over 3 million views, breaks down his eye-opening experience of trying to find clothes for his daughter.
Michael said he knew the hypersexualization of girls’ clothes was going to be bad, but he didn’t know “how bad”.
But then he and his wife got a onesie for their daughter that said, “Sorry, boys. Dad says there is no date. – size for a newborn.
“I guess I’m wondering who they think was going to date our 0 month old daughter,” Michael said.
But it wasn’t just the inappropriate things written on the suit that alarmed Michael. It was also the drawings themselves.
“Why does everything have ruffles?” Why is everything so rosy? Why is everything sparkling? ” He asked.
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Michael also pointed out that girls ‘clothes are more fitted than boys’ clothes, noting that girls ‘clothes are often smaller than boys’ clothes even though they are the same size.
“I don’t understand why boys wear normal shorts while my daughter wears shorts with a -2 inseam,” the frustrated father said.
Oversexualization is not only frustrating for parents who want to create safe environments for their children. It can also have lasting effects on the child. According to a report by the American Psychological Association, “Girls exposed to sexualizing and objectifying media are more likely to experience body dissatisfaction, depression and low self-esteem.”
Given the research, Michael’s point about how even infants are exposed to sexualization is definitely concerning. Other parents on TikTok agreed, expressing their support in the comments section.
“Why can’t they let the girls be girls instead of mini-women? I don’t understand, ”one user wrote.
Another parent also noticed inappropriate phrases written on girls’ clothes. “And the“ little heart breakers ”onesies, like no! “
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