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The Y Factor Health Information Campaign Survey

July 30, 2013 at 1:39

A survey to inform The Y Factor's upcoming health information campaign

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Whose body is it anyway? Take note of my substance, not my style

July 08, 2013 at 9:37

Young girls are over sexualised; this is taken as an often repeated, scientific fact by broad swathes of the media. Teenage girls today are obsessed with looking like Rihanna and spend too much time on their appearance in a desperate effort to attract the appreciative glances of the opposite sex. Some articles regarding the apparent over sexualisation of young girls are downright patronising, somewhat derogatory and certainly sexist. Other commentary is well meaning; showing what is believed to be concern for apparently vulnerable young girls. Whatever the intentions of the commentary, it contributes to an extremely negative culture where we view the image of young girls and women as public property.

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