Sexualisation Of Children
Sex, schools and social suicide
| 22 January 2014 | FEATURES |
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?
Healing a culture of abuse
| 13 November 2012 | FEATURES |
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
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?
| 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |
A professional body tackles the issue of the sexualisation of girls but fails miserably to diagnose the cause.
Ottawa exhibition modified after complaints
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
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
| 15 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
| 03 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
| 21 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
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?
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!
| 13 March 2011 | FEATURES |
Is it a step backward when girls embrace the frilly and the feminine?
Defending children against eroticised adult culture
| 05 October 2010 | FEATURES |
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?
| 20 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
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?
Australian women raise a collective shout against the pornification of culture and the harm it is doing.
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