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Denying childhood: Exploitation and the body image of six-year olds : Comments

By Jocelynne Scutt, published 9/9/2011

Fear for the loss of childhood in a world where body image dictates the way they see themselves, their relationship to the world, and their identity.

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The beauty pagents are obviously more for the mothers than for the children.

My concerns are with the number of magazines for young girls that so often encourage them to be sexual, and to have sex at a younger age.

Latest research indicates that the decision making part of the brain is not mature untill early or mid-twenties.

Young girls and teenagers are simply not mature enough to make proper decisions about sex, and to encourage them into having sex at a younger and younger age is not acceptable.

Typically, few feminists have opposed such magazines, on the basis that the magazines help females become sexually liberated.
Posted by vanna, Friday, 9 September 2011 7:33:28 PM
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Vanna <"Latest research indicates that the decision making part of the brain is not mature untill early or mid-twenties."

Really? What research?
If this is true, then I agree we should ban all magazines, for those of us under 25, that mention sex right away.

Of course, in the interests of equality, this will include all the 'titty' magazines on sale for all the highly sexed young heterosexual lads out there too.

Right?

Who has allowed all those sin-filled girlie magazines to be available?
Surely the feminists aren't involved in that far more prolific problem?
Posted by suzeonline, Friday, 9 September 2011 11:08:54 PM
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Yes, I agree. The age of consent should be 25. Just to be safe. Children under that age don't have the maturity to have sex.
Posted by Peter Hume, Saturday, 10 September 2011 9:53:42 AM
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Suzanonline,
ď New findings show that the greatest changes to the parts of the brain that are responsible for functions such as self-control, judgment, emotions, and organization occur between puberty and adulthood.

This may help to explain certain teenage behavior that adults can find mystifying,such as poor decision-making, recklessness, and emotional outbursts.Ē

http://www.actforyouth.net/resources/rf/rf_brain_0502.pdf

This was a reason why the Clinical Senate in WA wants the drinking age increased to 21, because under 21ís lack decision making capabilities.

It could eventuate that the drinking age is increased to 21, but feminists encourage young people to have lots of sex, as long as they wear a condom.

Teenagers have as much chance of wearing a condom as they have of responsible drinking.

Regards womenís magazines, then these magazines sell more copies than all other magazines combined. Womenís magazines are also a bottomless pit of consumerism, sexualisation and gossip.

I donít know of any father who dresses up his daughter, and then takes her off to Miss Botox Beauty Pageant.

I donít know of any father who buys his daughter womenís magazines.

I donít know of any father who takes his daughter to the clothes shop to buy the shortest possible shorts, so that she looks like a street walker.

It is the mothers that are doing it.
Posted by vanna, Saturday, 10 September 2011 3:10:02 PM
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Vanka, you need help.
No...seriously.
I would suggest the only way you would be happy is if there were no women at all on this earth.
Posted by suzeonline, Saturday, 10 September 2011 3:16:43 PM
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Suzaonline,

You ask for references from others, but you never reference anything.

Your input is basically regurgitating feminist speak.

Your levels of debate are on par with most other people I have encountered, who have no mind of their own, or ability for individual thought.

Which university or feminist indoctrination school did you attend?
Posted by vanna, Saturday, 10 September 2011 3:49:44 PM
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