Doing some last minute planning for my Sociology of Gender course this summer, and happened upon a Toddlers and Tiaras episode (which I know is old news for most people!) but I had never actually watched it. Very interesting. And would be great for discussion in the classroom on the sexualization of children.
I started poking around Soc Images for some more resources and found so many helpful posts I had to share: on 7 years doing “All The Single Ladies”, girls modeling and sexualized toys, push-up swimsuits for young girls, and more sexualized modeling, , and a two year old in a Madonna cone bra.
Here’s a clip from Toddlers and Tiaras:
And a whole episode:
Here’s a clip many of you have probably seen of 7 year olds doing Beyonce’s “All the Single Ladies”
And another group of 7 year olds doing “My Boyfriend’s Back”
And, finally, here’s the cone bra: