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Sexualizing Characteristics in Girls' Clothing

Companies like Abercrombie and Fitch are causing a stir with clothing that suits adult buyers more than young children. Girls' clothing, especially, is becoming more and more sexualized as padded bikini tops and underwear with 'sexy' slogans are making becoming available appearance on the market. This hour, we'll discuss why these 'sexy' characteristics might be the new trend in childrens' clothing, and what this says about our society.


  • Sarah Murnen (Professor, Kenyon College)
  • Linda Smolak (Professor, Kenyon College)

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