How about if I tell you her age is 10? TEN.
Her name is Thylane Loubry Blondeau, a French child-model who has been sexualized since she was 4.
She's a very pretty little girl... if you can look past the pound of makeup, the adult clothing, and miserable expression (I assume an attempt to appear serious and grown up?). Ugh. Disgraceful.
Anyway, this little girl (and others like her) has been the focal point of an incredible media blitz regarding a new line of lingiere aimed at toddlers / tweens. Padded bras, ruffled panties, camisoles, tousled hair and impossible amounts of heavy makeup are being lauded as "high fashion" in magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and LOVE.
Anyone else feeling slimy? 'Cause I am. This is child pornography. Worse images can be found just by looking up the company that puts out this garbage "clothing line" for little girls.
For more information (including about a line of high-heel "shoes" for crawling babies) see this video from MSNBC or read this blurb from the Getitwhit blog.
This whole thing reminds me of those little girls that danced to Single Ladies. Ugh... what the heck is wrong with parents anymore? Society in general? How can we not only allow our little girls to be thus sexualized, but PROMOTE it and fawn over it as if it's some adorable little game that doesn't completely destroy self-image and confuse our children's perceptions of sexuality??? Ugh - God help us.