Thursday, March 31, 2005

Swedish Bikinis for Babies Spark Controversy

Thanks to the Kafir Constitutionalist for the link:

A Swedish bikini-style top for toddlers will be withdrawn from sale amid criticism from a Norwegian cabinet minister that bra-like clothing was inappropriate for small girls. "It is remarkably daft to make bra-like bikinis for one-year-olds," Norwegian Minister of Children and Family Affairs Laila Daavoey was quoted as telling the Norwegian daily Verdens Gang Thursday. "This is a terrible commercialization of childhood. Children are not women. Bikinis on small children are a way of linking children to sexuality." Swedish clothes maker Lindex said it would withdraw one design of top, meant for girls aged 1-2, after an internal review.


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