Sexploitation is just as rife in the music industry as it is in Hollywood.
Sexual harassment and abuse are not confined to the film industry, many examples of high-profile celebrities getting away with sexual assault have surfaced in the last decade. For instance, David Bowie and his participation in the “baby groupies” scene of the 1970s, where he took the virginity of a 14-year-old, is hardly spoken about as a predatory sexual act. Another incident took place on the October 9th, 1987 where a woman accused him of sexual assault backstage of one of his concerts. Bowie was acquitted of all charges.
As the internet gains increasing importance in the lives of young people, researchers have begun to notice children’s exposure to pornography can harm sexual development.
Boys who start watching pornography at an early age are more likely to uphold misogynistic views and behaviours when they get older, a new study claims.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found a clear link between the age at which boys are first exposed to porn and their likelihood to display sexist attitudes and behaviours later in life.