Um, are you sure this isn't a port of a Japanese game?
Look, they can get kind of pervy ... not quite sure why they're fixated on Lolitas ... or tentacles and bunny ears.
Well, dammit, how the hell can you expect me to get interested in your six-year-old if she doesn't have breast implants? Sheesh. Come on, girl; WORK it.
I wonder how many of those 225,000 7-to-16-year-old "bimbos" are really 40-year-old men with beer guts, sitting in front of their computers in nothing but black socks and Fruit of the Looms?
where are these parents shopping? honestly, i find it hard to believe that velour pants are all that are offered for young girls. or that they wont just buy white, black, grey tshirts for the child.
That is so similar to a Law & Order rerun I saw last night about how virtual porn (digitally turning 18 girls into 12 year old girls) encourages pedophilia. The porn guy was convicted with facilitating the rape and murder of a 10 year old girl by a pedophile who patronized the porn guy's website. Yuck.
Pity ECB. Some unlucky girls will never earn bimbo status no matter how hard they try.
It's a world full of prosti-tots!
I am waiting for the "Gay Boi" version of the same game. Same goals except with added points to use crystal and do bareback porn. And you can still call it Miss Bimbo!
I'd totally play the gay version!
I'm sure it's becoming difficult for parents to find non-provocative clothing for the preteen daughters because they're shopping exclusively at The Limited Too and Gap Kids, because their bimbo daughters think their worth is directly proportional to their sense of fashion.
whatever happened to parents dressing their children like children? now everyone wants to turn their kids into mini-me's. it's hideous.
but that article sounds a bit sensationalistic to me. the *only* shoes these parents can find are platform heels? platform heels?!? i find that really, really hard to believe.
Actually, I think that would be called a Himbo.
Speaking as the parent of a 10 year old girl, the Tacoma story is sensationalist bullshit, aimed at selling copy by sexualizing kids under the disguise of reporting "shocking news."
Any parent who claims their only options are pants that say "juicy" on the butt- or anything on the butt- are FUCKING MORONS whose children should be taken away ASAP.
Unrelated: there are people in Tacoma can afford Nordstrom?
What @4 said. That article is just sensationalist bullshit meant to sell more of their pathetic papers. Of course there's trashy clothing out there (how else would Wal-Mart turn a profit). But you don't have to buy it. Reminds me of the people who complain about the bad stuff on TV. Well, turn the fucking thing off!
File this under yuppie parent problem Chris?
"Sensationalist bullshit" seems to be the consensus.
Snore. If it's been made into a South Park that's already in reruns local stations, it's hardly a new trend. Also, maybe it's because Seattle's climate doesn't accommodate revealing clothing well, but I just don't see it.
was ECB a goth chick?
It's the female version of grand theft auto.
Instead of screwing hookers... you're creating the hookers.
More likely a Johnny Cash fan, SeMe. She did grow up in Texas, after all.
Hell, I'd play THIS version.
@3 has a good point - a lot of games i've played online I sometimes choose female characters - in fact, there's this couple where they met on WoW, but he was a she and she was a he, and after friending they admitted who they were - and then met since they lived in the same city.
But it still sounds like perv city.
Yeah, that clothing thing is bullcrap. If anything, there's a trend of more traditional-style girl's clothing.
Although, I did see a teeny tiny black padded bra in the little girl's section the other day. That was weird.
Mark Mitchell: the versions are interchangeable, the gay and str8 versions look exactly alike. The only difference being the gay version is for ages 20 to 55.
Clothing for children that is substantially different in appearance from clothing for adults was only developed and became fashionable in the latter half of the 19th century. Up until the Victorians children wore miniature versions of adult clothing. Look at paintings of children in the 18th century and the works of Velasquez and Gainsborough specifically.
What nonsense. Yes, there is inappropriately "seductive" or revealing clothing for sale for preteen girls. But to try to claim that such articles are all that is available is hyperbole. Look, I wear children's size shoes myself, so shopping in the kids' section is not foreign to me. And I don't wear heels. I have no problem at all finding flats in the kids' shoes. I have yet to see any three-inch platform hooker shoes in with the kids' stuff.
Ah, alarmism about what kids these days are wearing. It never gets old.
If teenagers worried a bit more about their weight, perhaps we wouldn't be facing an epidemic of teenage obesity. Funny how, despite the obesity problem being orders of magnitude bigger than the anorexia problem, ECB prefers to harp on the latter. I'm sure it doesn't have anything to do with the former not fitting so well with her narrative of female victimhood.
I logged into this Miss Bimbo site. It's creepy. Incredibly creepy.
@24 - ewwwwwwwww. Seriously.
@3: My boyfriend wears black socks and Fruit of the Looms.
I don't think that this will make little girls into prosititots any more than Dope Wars turned little kids into street slingers.
Comments 10, 14, 24 & those who think it isn't hard to find non-sexy girls clothes---
I disagree. I have two toddler nieces and many of their clothes have "princess" seams (a seam under the breast on a woman) which make the girls look like they have boobs. Not all the clothes are obvious like high heels, but many of them are made in a way that flatter a woman's body--breasts, hips, etc. Sure, non-sexy clothes can be found. But, sexy clothes are everywhere--including Target, Macys, GAP...
This should cheer you up for sure. See, I've got your old ID, and you're all dressed up like the Cure.
ECB was both a goth and a Johnny Cash girl.
I call satirical stunt. Smells a bit like bonsai kittens all over again, to me.
Mmm...black socks and Fruit of the Looms. Bring on Mr. Poe!
@34 - I don't know what Target you're shopping at, but I have a two-year-old daughter and I'm a huge fan of Target Clearance sales (after all, she outgrows everything within a couple of months). I have never seen anything that accentuated any body parts on her or looked to be "sexy" in any way. The clothing they sell is pretty basic, and the only slogans I've seen are tshirts that say things such as, "My Dad is the man" and "grandma magnet". I've never seen anything that says "juicy" on the butt. For that matter, I've never seen any toddler pants that say anything at all on the butt.
Yah... I don' think were taliking toddlers here. Better luck next time!
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