A rash of complaints about boys bathing suit sales in the United States has forced some parents to demand to see their children’s clothes in a way that would be acceptable for grown-ups.
The latest wave of complaints came as some American parents have started ordering their childrens clothes in more than one colour, or in different colours at once, a change from traditional bathing suit styles, where only one colour was worn at a time.
“Parents are complaining that the clothes are getting too much and that it’s making it difficult for them to have a good conversation about their bodies,” said Tanya, a mom who asked to remain anonymous.
She added that the demand has sparked a discussion about the proper way to teach boys how to dress and how to behave in public.
It’s a very serious thing to say to the parents of kids who want to wear bathing suits that are supposed to be a bit more mature than their mothers,” she said.
A new study has found that a growing number of Americans are becoming aware of the importance of the idea of bathing suits for girls.
In the study, released by the Council of American-Islamic Relations, a coalition of Muslim groups, 1 in 5 Americans aged 18-29 were “in favor” of allowing boys to wear clothes that could be seen as more “feminine”.
The survey also found that 76% of respondents agreed that boys should be taught about body image, which is one of the main concerns of American Muslims.
However, the group also found widespread disapproval of girls who want more freedom in what they wear.”
I’ve heard from several families who said that girls want to do more of what their mothers did, but that their fathers didn’t want to teach them,” said Mohammed Abu Gharib, a spokesperson for the Council on American-Muslim Relations.
Abu Gharibi said that while parents have made strides in changing how boys are dressing in the past few years, he said he believed the issue would continue to rise.
When parents want to change a child’s clothes, the question is: ‘Can we really change a culture that’s ingrained in a society where it’s just OK to dress like this?’
It is a change in American culture that parents are demanding, said Mohammed, who is a mother of four children and said she is tired of hearing that boys are being made to feel uncomfortable by the new trend. “
We’re talking about changing the culture, and I think it’s really important for parents to have that conversation.”
It is a change in American culture that parents are demanding, said Mohammed, who is a mother of four children and said she is tired of hearing that boys are being made to feel uncomfortable by the new trend.
I’ve been asking them to wear the bathing suits they want to and it’s not acceptable for them,” she added.
But the issue isn’t just about clothes.
The United States is one the world’s most unequal societies, with women earning about 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.
The US Department of Labor has said the gender pay gap is currently the largest in the world.
Women are earning less than men in other parts of the world too.
Many parents are concerned about the effect the new trends might have on their daughters’ social life, said Mohamed, a father of five children who asked that his last name not be used for fear of backlash.
He said he believes his daughter should wear bathing suit in public because it’s “part of her identity”.”
I don’t want her to be afraid,” he said.
He also wants to know if his daughter is able to wear a suit in the public square because he thinks it’s inappropriate.”
It’s not about what the government wants, but what the child wants,” he added.”
What are you going to teach your daughter that you don’t think is appropriate?
“He added that it was “totally unacceptable” for his daughters to be wearing bathing suits.