Monday, 6 June 2011

Sexualisation of kids

The government has told manufacturers and retailers that if they don’t stop producing and selling stuff to kids with the word “Porn Star” on boob tubes for the 5-10 year old ranges they’ll ban it. I am fairly heartened by this because the Government didn’t go for a knee jerk ban straight away like the last lot would have done. Besides it would also be damn near impossible to rule on how much of a double entendre is sexualised enough. Titter ye not.

What staggers me are the retailers of these clothes. Logic dictates that if your padded bras for 6 year olds gives Garry Glitter the horn then you really don’t want to be selling it. And you as a manufacturer don’t need to be a high court judge or the Bishop of Bath and Wells to work this out. If somebody says, “how about a range of clothing for 6 year olds designed by Jordan” the manufacturers and retailers should be saying “are you out of your tiny fucking mind, Mumsnet will go spastic and we’ll be looking for a new job next month”.



6 comments:

Single acts of tyranny said...

I am simply baffled how anyone seriously thinks this sort of nonsense can be effectively policed without giving some "kiddie clothes czar" unrestricted powers to ban or authorise clothes.

Also if you are the sort of fuckwit parent who buys porno type clothes for your six year old daughter, won't you just source it from the internet anyway?

It really shows Cameron without any real idea of what to do or bona fide serious political ideas, so he decides to create a crusade to wind up simpletons.

tony said...

I Keep Hearing That Rape Is About Power not Sex.Equally, Maybe Sexy Clothes For Kids Is Pure Amoral Commerce?
We Live In A Strange Place Every 14 year old Girl Want To Look Older & Every 40 Year Old Woman Want To Look 14.The Suppliers Are Only Meeting A Demand.
The Words "Cause" & "Symptom" Spring To Mind.......

Anonymous said...

I think we need a ministry of decency to approve all clothing,video and printed material.No items to be sold without the ministry seal and possession of items without the seal to be an offense.We could also have decency patrol officers to monitor behavior (just like Iran).

Single acts of tyranny said...

@ Anon, indeed, Mrs SAOT is from Iran so I've seen this dross first hand. Ayatollah Khomeni (sic) and Cameron are on the same page on this one.

Henry Crun said...

"If somebody says, “how about a range of clothing for 6 year olds designed by Jordan” the manufacturers and retailers should be saying “are you out of your tiny fucking mind, Mumsnet will go spastic and we’ll be looking for a new job next month”.

Thing is TG, no one in any industry seems to have the balls to stand up for themselves any more. Directors surround themselves with managers who are nought but yes-men, and so it is down the corporate food-chain. Anyone who dares speak up is a trouble-causer and not a team player ("There's no 'I' in team" to which I have responded in the past: But there is a "U" in Fuck Off).

So in your scenario above the manufactures and retailers acquiesce to the preening ponce who comes up with these grand fashion ideas, and of course Jordan means footfall and profit. Clothing retailers' greatest friend thses days is the vacuity of the celeb culture because the brain-dead non-educated products of our great and glorious education system lap it up. Tony Blair's legacy of "Education, Education, Education" has created the drones they wanted.

Anonymous said...

The Bishop of Bath and Wells confirmed me many years ago...

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