There is no doubt that society is sexualising children from a young age. There seems to be an obsession with instilling very strong gender stereotypes early on rather than just letting them experience the asexual stage of childhood.
I’m still at the TTC stage (am I still allowed to comment if I don’t have children), but I worry a lot about how I can protect my children from this trend. There is only so far you can go to shelter your kids, eventually they have to interact with society. When they do I don’t want them to feel like their parents are old fuddyduds who wont let them dress up like their friends do. I imaging that it will be very hard working against the marketing machine.