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To think it's really, really distasteful to dress up as a 'sexy schoolgirl'?

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waitingforfanjo Wed 26-Aug-09 23:36:32

It's not that I'm a prude or anything. I've done it myself in my twenties several times (for a party, not ahem private titillation)

It's just lately since I've had my own child, and with so much public awareness of paedophilia and its apparent standing as THE crime people hate most, it just seems to grate on me that people can think it's still ok to sexualise what is essentially a child's outfit.

I suppose what I'm trying to say (but not very well) is that it's a bit like dressing as a Nazi for a party. It's not funny because of all the bad connotations & just not the 'done' thing.( but not quite the same, IYSWIM)

I am probably BU, but it just makes me feel a bit 'eew!'

Lovesdogsandcats Wed 26-Aug-09 23:40:46

You're not alone - I have always felt its wrong.

MrsMerryHenry Wed 26-Aug-09 23:42:16

Yes, it is rather grim, isn't it? Not to mention tacky.

AnyFucker Wed 26-Aug-09 23:44:05

I hate it too

I cannot stand that Britney Spears video "Baby, hit me one more time"


shinyshoes Wed 26-Aug-09 23:45:35

I have never 'got' the whole sexy schoolgirl thing am totally agreeing the paedophillia thing too..
There are a few at work that dress like this when we raise money for charity. hmm

MrsMerryHenry Wed 26-Aug-09 23:50:26

Hope those aren't children's charities they're dressing up for, shiny!

AnyFucker: 'I cannot stand that Britney Spears video "Baby, hit me one more time" '

I concur: I cannot stand that Britney Spears.

<<cattish mood - blame the hormones>>

AnyFucker Wed 26-Aug-09 23:51:09

ah, the hormones


MrsMerryHenry Wed 26-Aug-09 23:55:49

Well, I didn't take advantage of that excuse when I was preg with DC1 so I've got to get it in early, okay? I have to squeeze 2 pregnancies' worth of mood swings into one.

<<starts gearing up for fight with sleeping DH>>

hambler Wed 26-Aug-09 23:56:12

I don't get it either.

waitingforfanjo Thu 27-Aug-09 00:17:04

Oh, the Britney Spears video, I'd forgotten about that. That's a perfect example of what I mean.

How can society react with horror at the idea of grown men perving over children on one hand, and at the same time see nothing wrong with women wiggling about in a little gymslips & suspenders.

SolidGoldBrass Thu 27-Aug-09 00:31:11

<rolls eyes> The 'sexy schoolgirl' look isn't anything like what a real schoolchild wears. The appeal of it is a mixture of rebellion (subverting the demure school uniform) and that whole joy-of-being-young, energy of youth thing.
Like this.

madwomanintheattic Thu 27-Aug-09 00:58:30

round here the schoolgirls dress exactly like britney once they hit 12. it's a little unnerving, but also deliberate - vaunting their embryonic sexuality a la lolita. not entirely sure grown women should be advocating the look, more for sartorial reasons lol. (cellulite never good with gym slip)

5 year old girls wearing playboy t-shirts that their mummy bought them, now that's weird.

oh, so are grown men that like to dress like 4 year old girls. that's pretty weird.

skidoodle Thu 27-Aug-09 01:01:08

Wasn't Britney Spears of school age when she released Baby One More Time?

SOLOisMeredithGrey Thu 27-Aug-09 01:05:31

MrsMerry! Are you <whispers> pregnant?! and didn't look me up to tell me?!!!shock

CyradisTheSeer Thu 27-Aug-09 02:53:09

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MarriedtoanOsterich Thu 27-Aug-09 03:00:29

The Japenese have a very ewww take on school girl and cartoon/manga slutty dress....

Loathe the lads mags, lollipop sucking, school girl lipstick lesbian stuff.....makes me angry.

MarriedtoanOsterich Thu 27-Aug-09 03:00:43

The Japanese have a very ewww take on school girl and cartoon/manga slutty dress....

Loathe the lads mags, lollipop sucking, school girl lipstick lesbian stuff.....makes me angry.

scottishmummyofone Thu 27-Aug-09 08:06:14

This reminds me of about 2 or 3 years ago when I checked DH's ebay account to find that a sexy schoolgirl outfit had been purchased (several sizes too big for me)

Questioned him and he was confused too, it emerged his PARENTS had used his ebay account (but their paypal) to purchase it for his mother (my MIL) shock

they are both very overweight.

She teaches primary one (4/5 year olds) shock

I still boak when I think about it. DH just shrugged (he's used to it I guess, he also came across dirty photos when he was a teen...boak!)

OrmIrian Thu 27-Aug-09 08:09:48

It is grim. Little girls are not sex objects. I felt the same when adult women were wearing itty bitty Hello Kitty hair clips and bags etc. No! You are not a little girl and if you think it makes you sexy there is something seriously wrong with you (Paedophile chic hmm)

RealityIsNOTDetoxing Thu 27-Aug-09 08:12:12

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pooter Thu 27-Aug-09 08:20:40

when i was a teacher i was once in the pub celebrating the end of term when a load of suspendered, eyelinered 'sexy schoolgirls' came in. They were pupils from my school and 15yrs old - so WEIRD - they WERE schoolgirls. Needless to say they took one look at the table full of their teachers and buggered off!

TheBolter Thu 27-Aug-09 08:28:54

shock grin Scottishmummy

It is distasteful and completely bizarre that it is somehow acceptable for adults to emulate little girls dressing provocatively, when at the same time parents aren't allowed to take photos at nativity plays and teachers aren't allowed to apply suncream to their pupils' skin.

<<Shakes head bewilderedly>>

EleanoraBuntingCupcake Thu 27-Aug-09 08:34:35

does dressing up as a french maid make all french domestic servants at risk of sexual assault?

toddlerama Thu 27-Aug-09 08:39:17

I had never really thought about it, but you're so right. YUK!

BubbaAndBump Thu 27-Aug-09 08:43:53

Oh scottishmummy, ickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk - how do you keep a straight face when you talk to them? Hope you give them plenty of warning if dropping by [wipes tears of laughter off face] [and a little bit of sick]

A school teacher friend of mine did the whole schoolgirl dressing up for her hen-do - really dodgeamundo that one hmm

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