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Childrens goods

Should sexualised children's goods be banned?

What are sexualised children's goods?

Definition:

Goods and products made for children -  like clothes that have an adult nature

Wider definition

When people think of goods, they think of purchased goods, but what about goods that are purchased and modified at home. Can they be banned.
  • If someone bought a dress for their kid and then resized it.
  • Or if someone buys some trousers and adds a playboy logo.
  • Who decides what is sexualised? Were is the line?
  • What age does sexualisation a problem? Does it depend on the individual?

Types of clothes that might be sexualised

  • Padded bras
  • Playboy labels
  • Pole dancing kits
  • Lolita beds
  • Advertising
  • Make up
  • High heel shoes

Genus

Children's goods are a type of property

The case for banning sexualised children's goods?

What's wrong with Children's goods

Summary

Apart from some of it being bad taste, there are complaints that some clothes for children are not appropriate as they sexualise children

Arguments against types of children's clothes

  • People say children growing up too fast and miss out on their childhood
    What does that mean? How?
  • It damages children's well-being
    In what way, how?

Children have always wanted to imitate mum and dad, there is nothing new there.


 "Children, sex - put them together and it's a textbook moral panic. Who will argue with someone saying we need to protect our children?"

The case against banning sexualised children's goods?

Censorship is futile

If the kids don't get sexualised goods, they can find lots of sexualised products on-line and TV lie music videos or magazines.
There are sexual images everywhere, A kid can see adults ready to go to night clubs, you cn ban everything sexual.

Consistency

Responsibility

Porn does not sexualise children, the media and their parents do. The clothing, make up and culture they promote and allow is significantly more sexualising.

"relatively few" sexualised products were aimed at children.
"The attempt to control the production and distribution of sexualised goods, or at least control children's access to them, is likely to be fraught with difficulties, not least in terms of how we define what is to be regulated in the first place. Such a process might well have costs and counter productive consequences, as well as benefits."
In the study  "The young people strongly rejected the idea that regulation was necessary in order to protect them and argued that they should have the right to make their own decisions and mistakes."

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What next?

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