Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'Hypersexualised' culture damaging women and children

Women and girls are being degraded by a "striptease" culture in Britain, the shadow health minister Diane Abbott will warn in a speech today.
She believes a "revolution in sex education" is needed to curb the premature sexualisation of children and young people.
In her speech to the Fabian Society's women network, she is expected to condemn sexualised advertising and music videos, "hypermasculinised" song lyrics, and the "sexualised figures of women in films that is now commonplace".
Ms Abbott will raise particular concern about the role that technology is playing, with "sexting" - where young people exchange sexually explicit text messages - increasingly regarded as normal.
"It's a hypersexualised British culture in which women are objectified, objectify one another, and are encouraged to objectify themselves; where homophobic bullying is normalised; and young boys' world view is shaped by hardcore American pornography and other dark corners of the internet," she will say.


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