Nearly everywhere you look, our culture is offering us sexual images, on billboards, on TV, in magazines. There’s porn companies selling childrens merchandise; Video games that simulate rape and magazines forcing little girls to become sexually aware.
Where once kids were passing notes in class, now they are sexting, sending explicit images of themselves via text and teenagers are feeling pressure to have sexual experiences at a younger and younger age.
Melinda Tankard-Reest, author and former Director of Women’s Forum Australia, says enough is enough. She’s edited a new book called Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls.
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