Bras for six-year-olds?

This week I broke a story about Marks and Spencer selling a bra top for girls of only six years old.

The feminist campaign group Pinkstinks were not impressed with the product and the children’s charity Kidscape thought it was part of a worrying trend of adult clothing being offered to children. 

When I went to M&S for a comment they told me the labelling on the product was a mistake and that a description of it on its website, suggesting it offers a ‘great way of getting girls used to the idea of wearing a bra’, would also be removed.

You can read the full piece on The Guardian’s website via the link on this page and here are some pictures of the item so you can make up your own mind about it.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/may/12/marks-and-spencer-underwear-girls-labels

You can find out more about Pinkstinks and Kidscape on their respective websites:

http://www.pinkstinks.co.uk/

http://www.kidscape.org.uk/

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