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My Take - Padded Bikini Tops for 7-year-olds

A tiny little swimsuit is causing a great big problem for Abercrombie and Fitch. It all started when they began selling a two-piece swimsuit with a push-up top specially designed for girls as young as seven. Outraged parents posted so many negative comments about the item on the company's website that the page eventually had to be taken down. I agree that Abercrombie and Fitch was wrong in offering the salacious swimwear to girls barely out of kindergarten, but let's face it, people DID actually buy some of them. So which is more reprehensible: the company that offered the questionable product or the parent who decided to buy it for their child? The company has since renamed the swimsuit as a "padded" top designed for girls 12 and up. To me, that's not much better. Society places too much pressure on young girls to look a certain way. Companies like Abercrombie and Fitch don't make being a child—or being a parent—any easier. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?

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