Article from The Daily Telegraph
Parents believe childhood ends at 12 and blame pressure from friends, celebrity culture and social media for rushing kids into adulthood.Read more
Guest post today from Melbourne-based writer Guy Sigley. Guy began his blog The World Tells Me to oppose the profit-driven sexploitation and misogyny that are so widespread in popular culture.
Guy's latest article demonstrates some of the ways men respond when sexploitation is challenged. You can read more from Guy Sigley by visiting his blog, The World Tells me.
Serial offenders Diva quietly restock Playboy jewellery at discounted pricesRead more
Calls for new Inquiry into the sexualisation of children in advertising
As published on the AMA website.
The AMA is calling for a new Inquiry into the premature sexualisation of children in marketing and advertising.
AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, said today that self-regulation by the advertising industry is clearly not working.
From Melinda Tankard Reist's blog
This morning I appeared on Channel 7 Sunrise to discuss the AMA’s call for a new inquiry into the sexualisation of children. Appearing with me was advertising creative director Dee Madigan. It’s probably unnecessary to say, we didn’t see eye to eye on everything. Here’s the video:
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Did the Parliamentary report on outdoor advertising say everything was fine with self-regulation?Read more
Caught selling Playboy necklaces to 10 year old girls
Last year, Diva, the jewellery and accessories store popular with teenage girls, began selling Playboy branded jewellery. Amid public outcry, we began a campaign calling on Diva to remove Playboy items from sale. This included our change.org petition that received a total of 8,428 signatures in a matter of weeks, personally delivered to Diva stores around the country.Read more
In an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Emma Rush and Caroline Norma discuss Witchery's latest ad campaign and the rising global trend of 'corporate paedophilia.'
Signatories to this article include Barbara Biggins, Australian Council on Children and the Media; Dr Joe Tucci, Australian Childhood Foundation; Steve Biddulph, author and family therapist; Dr Ramesh Manocha, Generation Next; Bernadette McMenamin, ChildWise.
Australia was once leading the way in challenging the sexualisation of children.Read more