And as if that weren't enough hyper-sexualizing of girls who don't even know what sexuality is yet, check out the photos. From the coiffes to the pouts to the provocative poses, these children are made to look like mini-adults. The French attitude toward nudity and sexuality may be much more lax than ours, but I can't imagine a world in which elementary school-aged girls romping around in legitimate bras and panties makes any kind of sense. Then again, I'm sure there are tons of Europeans out there who would say I'm being a prude American and reading into something that's not there.
Near-nude Brazilian models celebrate underwear day | Public Radio International
By Kurt Eichenwald Aug. Her tight panties and skimpy top are soaked and revealing. She gazes at the viewer, her face showing a wisp of a smile that seems to have been coaxed from off-camera. In just over seven months, the model has become an online phenomenon. According to the posted schedule, new photographs of her — many clearly intended to be erotic, all supposedly taken that week — are posted online every Friday for her growing legions of admirers. She is — at most — 9 years old. Sparkle is one of hundreds of children being photographed by adults, part of what appears to be the latest trend in online child exploitation: Web sites for pedophiles offering explicit, sexualized images of children who are covered by bits of clothing — all in the questionable hope of allowing producers, distributors and customers to avoid child pornography charges.