Kids always want to act older than they are. I know I didn’t wait until I was seventeen years old to read Seventeen.
Does the Victoria’s Secret college-aged PINK collection influence girls younger than its “intended” audience? Of course it does. But it’s only a rumor that VS’ new “Bright Young Things” collection is aimed at pre-college-aged girls. Hyper-sexualization is just another disgraceful facet of our culture. You don’t want your kid to wear Victoria’s Secret? Fair enough. That’s your job as a parent — to instill in your daughter the values you find indispensable. Will attacking an industry titan that’s made its millions selling sexy likely change its marketing approach?