One-Third of Clothes Marketed to Young Girls Are 'Sexy'

Any mom who's had the (dis)pleasure of raising a pre-teen daughter will probably say, "I told you so." A research team from Ohio's Kenyon College scoured the websites of 15 popular clothing stores to determine just how much sexy clothing is available for young girls, sizes 6-14. According to the abstract of their study, "sexualizing clothing was defined as clothing that revealed or emphasized a sexualized body part, had characteristics associated with sexiness, and/or had sexually suggestive writing."

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