Articles on sexualisation

Articles on sexualisation

The Child Rescue Coalition has warned parents about the risks of posting intimate photos of their children, as well as using certain hashtags that can be accessed and misused by predators. It is a reminder to parents to take great care when posting images of their children on social media, to...

Last year, father of three Kenneth Thor started a petition calling on Westfield to stop Honey Birdette’s consistent sexist and porn-inspired imagery in shopping centres across the country. More than 61,000 people share Kenneth’s concerns about the retailer’s ongoing depictions of women as sexual playthings for men, yet to date, Westfield...

***"Trigger warning: child exploitation''  Twenty men across Victoria have been arrested over child exploitation offences, with police seizing photos and videos of children and babies being tortured. Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton told the Herald Sun that each month hundreds of Victorians shared millions of images of child abuse material. “We...

We recently shared an article detailing a mother’s experience with her teenage daughter and an online swimwear company.  The mother, Tania, had written to Collective Shout after her 16-year-old daughter received a g-string bikini in the mail, a prize for a “last comment wins” competition on Instagram for a company...

UK retailer Primark has been accused of sexualising toddlers by selling frilly, adult-style bikinis for children younger than two. Young mother Holli Sherratt saw the swimwear while shopping and felt they were inappropriate. Ms Sherratt said: “In my eyes it is completely stripping the innocence and childhood of said child....

“Why do girls’ dysfunctional clothes prioritise their looks over their freedom? And why do we parents buy them?” A recent article on SBS described a mother’s frustration over the process of trying to buy appropriate clothing and footwear for her young daughter. Most of the clothing is designed to be...

Gone in 24 hours. But why does this keep happening? Well that was quick. On Tuesday afternoon I posted on my social media pages this hoodie for primary school aged boys. It was found in the Canberra outlet store of surf style chain shop Quiksilver, which describes itself as ‘The...

Former child actress Mara Wilson, from Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire, has penned an essay condemning the sexualisation of child actors. The piece featured on Elle.com recalled Wilson’s experiences of being sexualised and fetishised as a child: "Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot...

In our sexual histories series, authors explore changing sexual mores from antiquity to today. We often hear that we are living in a corrupting, visually saturated, consumer culture, which threatens the innocence of girlhood. But representations of young girls in the European postcard trade at the turn of the 20th...

Experts advise parents to have their eyes wide open in this digital age, as sexual predators are targeting children through Social media apps.  The rise of social media has made the threat of online child grooming easier, resulting in high prevalence of sexual exploitation. Experts have advised that parents need...

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