Woolworths’ pulling of its Lolita girls’ bed has attracted plenty of press attention on both sides of the Atlantic. The reporting is a little inaccurate. For example, the item was not just available online; it’s been in their catalogue for some time. The scan is from their Autumn 07 catalogue.
I have to say that compared with selling padded bras, dancing poles and lewd t-shirts to toddlers, this seems to me like a lot of (mildly amusing) fuss over nothing. How many children know or care what the brand name of their bed is?