I read Kristin's blog yesterday with her entry about the sexualisation of children by companies in their marketing and products (following the report about it done by Dr Emma Rush, which has unsurprisingly got retailers into a fluster of oh-no-we-don't-isms), and was reminded of it this morning when there was something on Sunrise (I wanted the weather info and not to watch Today for it) about a spin-the-bottle Bratz game for kids aged 6 and up.
A little scary. And of course, probably just some kind of marketing thing to get media attention and whatnot. But hello? Morals anyone? Do the people who make the toys for that company not have children? Or do they think, "Yeah, great, I think I'll encourage my eight-year-old to go home tonight and snog some boys. And maybe some girls. And include a bottle somehow. Oh my God! Marketing idea! Call Raoul in the marketing department RIGHT NOW!"