(Closed) Your opinion on Victorias secret marketing to teens?

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wore Victorias secret undies as a teen because they were comfy and relatively inexpensive at 5 for $20 or something like that. I don’t think it’s inappropriate but I don’t think I’ve seen the commercial.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think sexualizing young teens with crap like that on their underwear is a scary place for society to go. Because if I understand it isn’t marketed at older teens (15-16+) but young like 12-14 year olds. If I have daughters until she can have a job that pays for it she won’t be needing VS anything. Fruit of the loom 8/$5 is totally okay. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I know that they say that their PINK line is marketed towards college girls, but the majority of people I see around the PINK stuff at my store are in middle school and high school. I don’t think the words printed on the ass are appropriate, but it’s not the A&F debacle with thongs and pushups for children.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

I’m sure other companies in the past have had sleepwear/undearwear with flirtly text that was aimed at youngish teens (I mean, you get those tracky bottoms with “juicy” printed all over the bum XD). So yeah, not totally seeing the problem ^^

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Corporations have no souls; that’s why it is up to us, the public, to do our best to keep them accountable.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t like it, but I feel like they have kind of been doing it for years with the pink line, if we’re all honest with ourselves. But I do seriously think a girl should be able to go through high school and middle school without worrying about whether her underwear is sexy/cool/appealing enough to the horny hormone-ridden little boys her age on top of all the marketing already in existence that teaches women they need to be thin, big-boobed, perfect skinned, sexual but innocent, and basically in all other forms a total object for men’s use. 

 

In general I love VS. Their stuff is pretty and well made. I don’t think this new line is that out there given what’s already available for/pushed at young girls, but I do wish they didn’t have it, or would use some different words on their underwear.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There was a rumor put out that VS is coming up with a pre-teen line. This iis UNTRUE. The pink line is  continuing to be, and has always been, marketed to college age girls. If there are girls shopping in there at younger ages, that is something for the PARENTS to deal with, not VS. Some of the stuff is cute but as a parent you have to be the ones to not only decide what is appropriate for them to wear at what age but also TEACH them about this as well. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@vivalavida:  I think that if a teen is going to “experiment”, they will regardless of whether they have something flirty on their underwear or not.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@canarydiamond:  I disagree. I you’ve reduced it to a simple cause and effect relationship, but the trusty is that the sexual instill of clothing for young girls has a larger cultural impact that slowly puts younger and younger girls into the store as objects to be sexualities and appreciated for the appearance and whereas a parent can stop (or at least try to stop) his or her own child from wearing such clothing, he or she cannot change the culture alone that feeds girls the information that at 13 they are sex objects and are valued for their sexuality and boys the information that they should value girls primarily based on sexuality and sexiness as well.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bebero:  thanks for posting that article! 

This whole kerfuffle is ridiculous. I have not gotten the sense that VS is marketing towards young teens now or has ever, and it seems like that is accurate and this is just some misinformation that got blown waaaaay out of proportion. For the record, I’ve worn VS for as long as I can remember, at least since my mid-teens, and it definitely didn’t cause me to become overly sexualized or anything. I think it takes a lot more than some underwear to do that. I also wear the Pink line now and I’m 25.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When I see a 12-year-old girl in VS it makes me cringe. But there are so many other factors in society that have more influence than a pair of panties. Honestly, if a teenager is interested in becoming sexual its going to matter what is written on the back of her underwear. I don’t think buying a pair like that is going to push a girl closer to having sex.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Maybe instead of parents getting their panties in a twist over a company marketing to their Tweens, they should actually, I don’t know? Parent? You don’t want your 12 year old shopping at Victoria’s Secret, don’t give them the means to do so. You’re the parent. I’m so sick of society blaming all of the problems with our youth on everything but the actual cause of the problems- poor parenting. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think the words they put on the underwear are trashy, but as far as I’m concerned, a middle schooler can’t go to the mall by themselves and buy trashy underwear. No one should be seeing it anyway.

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