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Sexualisation Of Children


Sex, schools and social suicide

Kevin Ryan | 22 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: schools, sex education, sexualisation of children
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?


Healing a culture of abuse

Michael Cook | 13 November 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Australia, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Australia is going to have a Royal Commission into child sex abuse. Good idea, but will it go to the heart of the matter?


Sexualisation of girls and the role of the mother

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: girls, mothers, sexualisation of children
While media portrayals of women and girls as sexual objects are omnipresent and intrusive, we can blame too much on these public influences and forget the importance of what parents do.


What’s behind our girl-harming culture?

Dale O'Leary | 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: American Psychological Association, sexualisation of children
A professional body tackles the issue of the sexualisation of girls but fails miserably to diagnose the cause.


Ottawa exhibition modified after complaints

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Canada, sexualisation of children
A sex exhibition due to open in Ottawa today and aimed at children 12 and up has been modified, thanks to complaints from the public and a letter to a government minister.


Sexualisation of children a public health issue

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: sexualisation of children
Australian doctors have led calls for an inquiry into what has been labelled the “premature sexualisation of children in marketing and advertising”, with the Australian Medical Association arguing the practice is detrimental to child health and development.


Shops you can drop

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: brands, pornography, sexualisation of children
Here's a pre Christmas shopping heads-up, especially for folks Down Under. It's a warning from Australian group Collective Shout, a grassroots campaigning movement challenging the sexualisation and objectification of women and girls, about brands that do precisely that.


A rap over the knuckles for offensive lyrics

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: media ethics, sexualisation of children
The latest move in Britain’s clampdown on the sexualization of children is a warning to broadcasters to keep offensive lyrics off the radio waves at times when children are likely to be listening.


The “Breast Milk Baby” doll controversy

Mariette Ulrich | 21 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: breast-feeding, sexualisation of children
I'm a bit divided on the concept of this toy: the bra part seems a little creepy to me, but otherwise I see no harm.


Give parents more weight in controlling media standards, says UK report

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: media ethics, parental rights, sexualisation of children
British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a lead in the battle against the pornification of culture and the sexualisation of children.


Child beauty pageants for Australia?

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: sexualisation of children
Child beauty pageants have become a live issue in Australia following the recent announcement by an American company (Texas-based Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant) that it will stage one of these shows in Melbourne at the end of July.


Oh, to be a princess!

Katie Hinderer | 13 March 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: girls, sexualisation of children, the feminine
Is it a step backward when girls embrace the frilly and the feminine?


Defending children against eroticised adult culture

Zac Alstin | 05 October 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: marriage, sexual revolution, sexualisation of children
The time has come for parents to take on the culture of sexualisation of young children.


Teen girls get ‘porn star’ treatment - with mum’s help?

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: parental consent, sexualisation of children
A couple of weeks ago my local newspaper thought it newsworthy that men are getting Brazilian waxes. Now an Australian paper reports that girls as young as 14 are being accepted for what it euphemistically calls “intimate beauty treatments”.


Can you hear us now?

Melinda Tankard Reist | 31 August 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Australia, pornography, sexualisation of children
Australian women raise a collective shout against the pornification of culture and the harm it is doing.


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