Topic: thylane blondeau

Would You Let Your Daughter Model?

Would You Let Your Daughter Model?

Frankly, after the whole outrage over Thylane Blondeau, (and Eva Ionesco long before her) I can’t imagine letting any child of mine model until she’s say… 40. At which point, having her naked chest covered in beads will be a proud statement about female liberation, the fact that there are still beads on the planet 50 years from now, and, last but not least, a statement of all-too human rebellion against the inevitable robot overlords.
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NSFW: When Does The Portrayal Of Young Girls Become Too Sexualized?

NSFW: When Does The Portrayal Of Young Girls Become Too Sexualized?

Yesterday, we pointed out that we were disturbed by the images of Thylane Blondeau - because she’s ten and being photographed topless. Some of you pointed out that there’s a history of similar images and that we shouldn’t be shocked. So we looked up similar images and were shocked! At least by some of them.

That’s probably because we’re only used to thinking of child models in L.L. Bean catalogues. There’s obviously a wide range of the way young girls are portrayed by the fashion industry. But where does the line get crossed? Let’s look at some various depictions, and you tell us when it begins to seem inappropriate. More »