Hilton hotels clean up their room service

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2015
Porn will be eliminated from on-demand video.

The fight against filth

Nicholas Kaminsky | 04 August 2015
Don't just complain about the magazine rack - do something.

Russell Brand takes on 50 Shades of Grey

Tamara El-Rahi | 27 February 2015
And he ain't impressed.

Reading Fifty Shades linked to unhealthy behaviours

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 February 2015
The film to be released this month can only increase that risk.

Porn addiction is as serious as drug addiction

Nicole M. King | 25 June 2014
You know it’s an addiction when a man wants to marry his porn-laden computer.

Shop-window porn violates children’s rights, so let’s fight it

Veronika Winkels | 17 March 2014
An Australian mum sees red while stopped at a red light.

Debunking the myth that porn is harmless

Tamara El-Rahi | 09 October 2013
Porn leads to deep damage for men, women and relationships.

Parents need to get smart about porn

Tamara El-Rahi | 02 October 2013
Parents need to be more aware of the reality of their kids' exposure to porn.

UK schools advised to add porn into sex education

Tamara El-Rahi | 03 May 2013
UK education body advises introducing porn into the curriculum.

Boy, 12, in court for copying porn film

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 June 2012
While Britons debate controls on internet porn, a case involving children has come to light which lends weight to the argument for more effective controls.

Protecting children from online porn

| 29 May 2012
A UK parliamentary report calls for network level filtering of porn to protect children. The MPs say device level filters are not doing that job.

Shops you can drop

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 November 2011
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.

UK children now safer online?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 October 2011
There is more action on the sexualization of children front in the UK this week. But the latest move -- involving the four leading internet service providers and porn filters -- may not be as radical as it first seemed.

Cable TV losing porn profits

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 August 2011
A good news, or slightly better news, headline in the Wall Street Journal -- “TV Porn Doesn’t Sell Like It Used To” -- turns out to have a sting in the tail.

Drugs are finite; a girl is “re-usable”

Mariette Ulrich | 13 June 2011
When I see stories like this NY Times piece on sexually exploited children and teens, I’m tempted to wish the world had ended as predicted last month.

Teens and porn: a feminist’s worries

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 January 2010
A British feminist is sounding the alarm about the effects on teenagers of easy access to pornography, saying that a skewed view of sex is becoming the norm in society and the idea of intimacy is dying.

Rag trade withdraws sexy baby clothes

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 August 2009
It is almost beyond belief what some companies will try to get awaywith in the line of exploiting children. Australian clothing groupCotton On has withdrawn baby clothes with slogans which include “I'm atits man", "The condom broke", and “I'm living proof my mum is easy"after they caused an uproar in Australia and New Zealand.

Art galleries that don’t respect children

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 August 2009
Is it safe to take your children to an art gallery these days? A writer complains in the New York Times about taking his twin boys, aged 7, to one of his favourite galleries and running into an exhibition with “graphic images”. The name, “And/Or”, provided no clue to the genitalia displayed; the warning sign at the entrance was in very small print.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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