Yesterday, I followed a link to an online sale at American Apparel and was absolutely flabbergasted (is that a word) by the ads that flashed in front of my eyes. Exploitative, sexualizing very young looking women/children, and completely derivative/reeking of child pornography. Who knows how old this model actually is? Why do advertisers try to sell their wares through the sexualization of children? Why do companies try to sell me items through advertising that demeans women and girls?