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Targeting Target over "trampy" clothes   
Friday, 17 August 2012

Produced by Lauren Gillin

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Retail giant Target has been accused of marketing clothing that sexualises children. A mother posted on Target's Facebook page accusing the retailer of selling clothes that make young girls “look like tramps”. Before the post was removed from the page it attracted over 50,000 likes, and has well and truly reignited the debate on the sexualisation of children.

The Wire spoke to Amy Shields Dobson from the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research at Monash University to find out how this latest controversy fits into the wider debate. (Photo by dolls.inc on flickr)

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Amy Shields Dobson - Monash University

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