In addition to the onesie that reads "Hung like a preschooler" and "I'm proof my mommy puts out", other offensive slogans include, "Hey, b****, I don't come with a snooze button." Yikes.
That's why some concerned parents from the Community Against Violence have started a Change.org petition to get rid of the onesies that sexualizes children and is really disparaging toward their mothers:
Messages about Healthy Sexuality are needed if Violence against Women and Children is ever going to end. A society that hopes to end violence against women and children has to send messages to them reflecting their importance and value, not dehumanize them. We are aware that one of the most personal ways we can do make this change is to begin to adjust the language that we use every day in our relationships, families and homes. As many as one in three girls and one in seven boys will be sexually abused at some point in their childhood, according to most reliable studies of child sexual abuse in the United States. That means there are potentially 45 million adults now living in the U.S. who were sexually abused as children. So messages like, “Hung like a Preschooler” and “Does this diaper make my butt look big?” are grossly inappropriate and unfunny. Sexualizing children must stop. In addition, many of the onesies in IT’Sugar stores and online, contain messages which spread tired, old, and unhealthy messages about women and mothering. We all deserve media messages that strengthen our communities and uplift children.
So far, the petition has garnered just 125 signatures, and the group hope to get 1,000. But plenty of people find them tacky and offensive. What do you think about the onesies?