Sexualisation Of Children

Sexualisation of girls and the role of the mother
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 26 2012 | comment  

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.

Ottawa exhibition modified after complaints
Carolyn Moynihan | May 17 2012 | comment  

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 | Apr 12 2012 | comment  

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 | Nov 15 2011 | comment  
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 | Nov 4 2011 | comment  
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 | Jul 21 2011 | comment  
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 | Jun 10 2011 | comment  
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 | Apr 5 2011 | comment  
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.

Teen girls get ‘porn star’ treatment - with mum’s help?
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 20 2010 | comment  
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”.

The ‘complete little adult’ look for 3-year-olds
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 21 2010 | comment  
It’s bizarre; it’s scary; it’s unbelievable at a time when paedophilia has been starring as the worst crime in the world. I am talking about a new low on the slippery slope of sexualisaing little children.

P-word sees kiddie bras vanish from shelves
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 20 2010 | comment  
The P word, used indiscriminately in recent weeks of Catholic priests who sexually molested minors, has scared a British retailer into withdrawing bikinis with padded bras aimed at seven-year-olds from sale.

‘Minx’ game tempts tweens
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 10 2010 | comment  
The sexualisation of children’s entertainment has reached a new low with the arrival of an online game in which kids can “hook up” and play strippers and prostitutes with avatars.

Rag trade withdraws sexy baby clothes
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 27 2009 | comment  
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.
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