Friday, 26 February 2010

Sexualisation of our kids...

Part of me thinks it really takes an academic to state the bleedin' obvious: 'Author Dr Linda Papadopoulos said there was a clear link between sexualised imagery and violence towards females.
Her report said the material children were being exposed to included the growth of lads' mags and pornography on mobile phones, through to big-name fashion brands using sexual imagery to advertise clothes targeted at young teenagers.'

But sadly, it is really important that this is said as so many are in denial over it - and lending common sense and experience some academic credibility is sadly necessary.

Dr P. continues: "Unless sexualisation is accepted as harmful, we will miss an important opportunity … to broaden young people's beliefs about where their value lies,"

Expect a barrage of responses form other academics questioning her methodology and personal integrity, and asserting that links are not proven - just in the same way links between tobacco and ill-health were not proven for so long, costing countless deaths...

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