It was easy for us to criticize those Brits for selling padded bikinis for little girls. I mean, we Americans are so much more puritanical, right? Wrong! Yesterday, as I was shopping in Target, I came across these heart-printed and striped, brightly colored padded bras in the girls section. The bras were from Target’s Xhilaration line, but some were also from Maidenform’s Self Expressions line made specifically for girls. Some of the bras, which were available in sizes 30 and 32, even had convertible clear straps and came in nude as well as black. Now, the bras didn’t have go-up-a-full-cup-size padding like bras made for women, but they did have underwire and molded cups that suggest to me they’re meant to push up the little bit these girls have. Well, this is one way to bash young girls over the head with the idea that they’re sexual beings.