Main : human rights, non-fiction, sexual abuse, young women
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It's a confronting read, but I think a necessary one to counter-balance the prevalent powers of commercialism.Erica Bartle, Girl with a Satchel blog
This book contains far more evidence and insight into the lives of young girls than I could have ever imagined [...] I urge you to read it, digest it and then use all of your strength to stop this before our children get hurt.
Innocence should never be sold or abused.Amanda Foxon-Hill, Realize Beauty blog
... the diversity of contributors offers a valuable range of personal and professional insights into an urgent issue and the book will be of great interest to concerned parents and interested readers alike.Jo Case, Bookseller & Publisher
Table of Contents
Preface: The Right of Children to be Children – Noni Hazlehurst
Introduction: The Pornification of Girlhood: We Haven’t Come a Long Way Baby – Melinda Tankard Reist
What Are the Risks of Premature Sexualisation for Children? – Emma Rush
The Seduction of Girls: The Human Cost – Maggie Hamilton
Sex on the Street: Outdoor Advertising and the Sexual Harassment of Women – Lauren Rosewarne
The Psychological and Developmental Impact of Sexualisation on Children – Louise Newman
Good is the New Bad: Rethinking Sexual Freedom – Clive Hamilton
The Faking It Project: What Research Tells Us about Magazines in Young Women’s Lives – Selena Ewing
The Gaze that Dare Not Speak its Name: Bill Henson and Child Sexual Abuse Moral Panics – Abigail Bray
Media Glamourising of Prostitution and Other Sexually Exploitative Cultural Practices that Harm Children – Melissa Farley
The Harmful Medicalisation of Sexualised Girls – Renate Klein
Sexualised and Trivialised: Making Equality Impossible – Betty McLellan
How Girlhood Was Trashed and What We Can Do to Get it Back: A Father’s View – Steve Biddulph
Finding the Courage to Get Real – Tania Andrusiak
One Woman’s Activism: Refusing to Be Silent – Julie Gale
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