Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Pasties for Preschoolers

9

September

We must put an end to sexy clothes for children! Sing it, Sister!

Young girls are constantly inundated with social messages that concentrate too much on their looks! Preach on!

Let’s combat this social injustice by putting our infants in nipple-tasseled onesies! Ame--WTH? Mom_tottee

Clothing designer Suzi Warren said in a recent ParentDish article that her nipple-tassel shirts and “C is for Condom” tees are actually a protest against sexually inappropriate clothing for children.

"There is nothing very sexy about a baggy, lap neck, long sleeved t- shirt for a 6-month-old. So by embellishing this style of garment with printed nipple tassels, the result is not that the baby becomes sexualized by the tassels, but that the tassels are made benign and silly by the baby. In fact the more inert, innocent and unaware the infant is, the more ludicrous the contrast becomes."

Um, okay?

"The trap set to ensnare girls into a life-time of preoccupation with their looks is a subtle one. My garments are not part of this trap because they are about a subtle as a blinking brick and are aimed at parents of children too young to read or speak.”

I am all for a revolt on the short shorts and tube tops for preschoolers, but I’m not quite sure if putting my infant in nipple tassels is the most effective way to show my support for this particular protest. I realize real change has to start somewhere, but I’m not sure birth is the place to announce, “I’ve Done F**k All Day.“ While I’m irony’s biggest fan, there’s just too many w’s in the Ewww factor of this fashion statement.

 Which is considerably better than too many X’s, because according to Twisted Twee's, X is for X-rated.

Tracey Henry, Suburban Diva

[Twisted Twee's tassel T-shirt]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:03am]

    

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