Our Culture Of Objectification Is Not Good Enough For Our Girls

Flickr Images Citizens of Australia, we have a problem. This problem is directly impacting our entire population. It can lead to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, body issues, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction and social isolation. The problem is the sexual objectification of women, and at the root of that is misogyny. Women are being [...]

Rashida Jones on the Pornification of Pop Culture

I don't know when the pornification of pop stars became so extreme, but as Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video played in the background—naked fantasy women bouncing around and licking things—I realized that the lines were not really blurry at all. They were clear. A new era had arrived. - Rashida Jones Source: Rashida Jones on the [...]

‘Pornification of culture’ a threat

As a psychotherapist, I specialize in supporting women and men as they recover from working on the streets, in body rub parlours, brothels and as escorts. In the 12 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve found the vast majority grow up in desperation and deprivation, and become ensnared as adolescents within an exploitative machine that [...]

Miley Cyrus and the Pornification of American Culture

The fact that Cyrus’ behavior receives so much attention for being over the line yet continues to grant her practically unlimited success speaks to a serious issue surrounding the objectification of women in America. It is not just that Miley Cyrus is using her body in a way that contributes to the pornification of American [...]

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Miley Cyrus: does the music business exploit women?

The pornification of everything is a huge problem across our culture, and one that has only grown muckier and more entrenched with the spread of the internet on teenagers' mobile phones. It's a problem not confined to pop music – hello, fashion photography – but pop is where the tectonic plates of sex and commerce [...]

Sexualisation is all in a day’s twerk for some pop stars

In the pornified music world populated by churned-out female pop stars pumping and grinding to a sexualised script, cavorting semi-naked and presented as sexually insatiable, we see Miley Cyrus simulating sex acts while denuded of real sexuality. While many around the world condemned what was seen as an overtly sexualised performance at the recent MTV [...]

Net Savvy: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATWA)

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Australia (CATWA)  CATWA is the Australian branch of CATW International, a Non Governmental Organization approved by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It works locally and internationally to end all forms of sexual exploitation of women, especially the violence of prostitution, trafficking and pornography. AIMS: To promote recognition that [...]

Porn seen as the norm by some teenagers

Summer is just around the corner and many teenagers are already thinking about surf, sand and summer holidays. For a growing number of teenage girls this means waxing unwanted hair from their legs and underarms. However there is now a growing trend for girls to also have Brazilian waxes. According to experts there are 2 [...]