Sunday, 1 December 2013

Influenced by the media and advertising

On 29 November 2013, The Guardian's James Meikle reported thus:

“A growing number of girls and young women say they are unhappy with the way they look and more 16- to 18-year-olds feel less positive about life generally, a report by the charity Girlguiding has suggested.
Sexual harassment is commonplace… online bullying and abuse is also widespread…

At ages 14 to 16, 51% of girls are unhappy with their appearance, and even after that age, 52% are still unhappy…
24% of the 16-to-18-year-olds say they are not very or at all happy, far more than last year's 14%.
The report says that some girls, influenced by the media and advertising, are spending substantial sums on beauty products. Among 11-to-16-year-olds, nearly eight-in-ten say they shave or wax their legs, more than six in 10 wear make-up to school and four-in-ten shave or wax their bikini line and/or wear a padded bra.
Nearly two-thirds of 7- to-11-year-olds use nail polish, half wear makeup and one-in-three wears high heels.”

That’s the society our politicians created, folks.

If you’re happy with it, applaud them.

If you’re not, condemn them.

And, for God’s sake, don’t vote for them any more.

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