Jan 20, 2007

Who Buys this Crap Part II

While shopping at Target in Machesney Park, IL today, I took photos of two t-shirts designed for 3-6 month old baby girls (because they're pink of course) "Does this diaper make my butt look big??" for those who want to encourage an eating disorder as early as possible. And if you'd like to sexualize your infant but can't find the "I'm too sexy for my diaper" onsie that JC Penny's yanked after consumer complaints Target now has "worth the wait" implying that someday somebody older than the baby will be counting down the days before she can legally show us her knockers. ew.



You can go ahead and drop Target a note with your views here

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought the "Worth the Wait" one was from a sentimental mom/dad/family side. Interesting how there can be so many different views from one little saying:)

Jenny said...

Like it was worth it to wait until we were past our young wild days and could afford this baby or it was worth all the fertility drugs we did to get her? Dan thought it was the first one. Oh! or maybe just worth the 9 months it took to form her in the womb. Yeah, funny how none of those things are the first thing I thought of. Maybe I'm the sicko.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your post. That kind of thing makes me crazy too...

cameo said...

yea, i too interprete 'worth the wait' as a reference to the pregnancy.

Anonymous said...

The diaper/butt saying on the first one does not necessarily have to reference an eating disorder either. It could mean that the bulkiness of a diaper does indeed make the tiny bottom of an infant look much bigger than it really is. There are many ways of looking at things.......Is the glass half empty or is it really half full......depends on ones viewpoint.

TaterTot said...

I'm going to have to go with anonymous and Cameo on this one...Worth the Wait did not jump out as something sexual to me but as a reference to the pregnancy.

Nothing tops the "I'm too sexy for my Diaper" one that we saw at JC Penney's. That one was creepy.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I see the points that others are making about these, but did either of these onesies come in a "boy's" version (i.e. blue)? Because that seems to be the real test. Would little baby boys care if the diaper made their butt look big? Or would that not be funny? See my point? Even if it's not sexualizing babies (which I think it is), it IS indoctrinating little baby girls to this kind of thinking, even in a jokey way. Do we need that?

cameo said...

remember when i told you my parents bought a couple of onesies after your original post? they said "does this diaper make my butt look big?" and "more rolls than a french bakery" the difference seems to be that they were plain white onsies with black writing - so gender rolls didn't come into play with the color factor.
i think i've seen baby t-shirts in blue that said something to the effect of "my dad can beat your dad up", that too promotes sexist gender identity.
my point? i dunno, 'cept maybe i think that funny is funny, and babies are little rolly chuncks and we love them for that. babies, on the other hand aren't bully, aggressive brutes. the shirts are all stupid to some degree.
the shirts that really bother me are the ones teenagers wear stating crude things like, "i had your girlfriend last night - want her back?" or any other sexual locker room/porn star crap. parents of those kids should be flogged in public for allowing their children to fall victim to and promote a raunchy culture. a self-loathing culture where their worth is based on a bang.

punkymom said...

I'm with Tot, I think maybe a little more innocent then Jc's but I could see the doble meaning on the bottom referrence.

Anonymous said...

as a former fertility clinic pt I would have bought the "Worth the Wait" onsie in a heartbeat. My son was worth the wait and the money!