Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Appalling Advert

I cannot recall what this poster is advertising. It is one of those huge billboards on the side of the road. It has a a young woman, in sexy pose, clothes not done up properly. What is wrong with that?

Oh, the fact that she is wearing a school uniform!!!!

It is 2008. How can adverts like this still be used? In fact, one often sees adult women dressed provocatively in girls school uniform in newspapers and magazines or on tv.

WHY? Are those responsible really so thick they do not see the clear inference?

Or is it that we, the general public, do not care enough to complain and have these offensive ads/pictures removed?

When are people going to get it through their thick heads that children are not there to be sexualised?

A few years ago I recall an email war over the remake of the film Lolita with Jeremy Irons. I was astounded at the number of people, mainly men but not all, who blamed Lolita!

No matter how provocative a girl or boy is towards an adult, even if they make it clear they want sex, it is up to the adult to SAY NO!!!! If the adult doesn't, they are guilty of abuse. It really is that simple.

There is a situation like this going on in Neighbours right now where a female student is laying it on heavy with a teacher who she is in love with. The teacher has been grossly criminal in that he has allowed himself to give in to her. Yes, she is doing the running. However, he is the adult and the one with the power and no matter what this girl does, it is his duty to SAY NO!!!!
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