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Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls

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From advertising, art, clothing, toys, games, magazines, and the globalisation of sexual imagery, girls are growing up in the shadow cast by a pornographic vision of sexuality.

Getting Real confronts and addresses the sexualisation and objectification of girls and women. Bringing together some of the most informed critics of this harmful cultural practice, it calls corporations, the media and the sex industry to account for creating a toxic ...

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Overview

From advertising, art, clothing, toys, games, magazines, and the globalisation of sexual imagery, girls are growing up in the shadow cast by a pornographic vision of sexuality.

Getting Real confronts and addresses the sexualisation and objectification of girls and women. Bringing together some of the most informed critics of this harmful cultural practice, it calls corporations, the media and the sex industry to account for creating a toxic environment that harms girls' health and threatens their wellbeing.

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Editorial Reviews

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It's a confronting read . . . but I think a necessary one to counter-balance the prevalent powers of commercialism.
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“Getting Real unflinchingly tracks the abuse that, with the pervasive penetration of pornography, becomes normal culture . . . This book shows what needs to be stopped and why.”  —Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

“This book is essential reading for parents, educators, and everyone who wishes to make the world a safer and healthier place for all children.”  —Jean Kilbourne, EdD, author, So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids

Getting Real unmasks the tactics of those who mercilessly target children with messages that confuse and distort their development. It offers insights about how to reclaim childhood and support the critical discourse of children’s rights.”  —Joe Tucci, CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation

Getting Real is powerful, disturbing, confronting.”  —Melina Marchetta, author, Looking for Alibrandi

"This was a great book to read. From HPV vaccines to plastic surgery, it's all there to ponder."  —Viva la Feminista

"Kudos to Melinda Tankard Reist for bringing all these arguments under one umbrella and doing much to dissipate the confusion and ambivalence surrounding discussions of this topic." —The Voice Magazine

"It's a confronting read. . . . but I think a necessary one to counter-balance the prevalent powers of commercialism."  —Girl with a Satchel blog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781876756758
  • Publisher: Spinifex Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, a commentator, and an advocate with a special interest in issues affecting women and girls. She is the author of Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics and Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief After Abortion. She is a spokesperson for Women’s Forum Australia and the editor of Faking It: The Female Image in Young Women’s Magazines. Noni Hazlehurst is an award-winning Australian actress whose recent work has focused on television for children.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface: The Right of Children to Be Children Noni Hazlehurst 1

Introduction: The Pornification of Girlhood: We Haven't Come a Long Way Baby Melinda Tankard Reist 5

What Are the Risks of Premature Sexualisation for Children? Emma Rush 41

The Seduction of Girls: The Human Cost Maggie Hamilton 55

Sex on the Street: Outdoor Advertising and the Sexual Harassment of Women Lauren Rosewarne 67

The Psychological and Developmental Impact of Sexualisation on Children Louise Newman 75

Good Is the New Bad: Rethinking Sexual Freedom Clive Hamilton 85

The Faking It Project: What Research Tells Us about Magazines in Young Women's Lives Selena Ewing 99

The Gaze that Dare Not Speak Its Name: Bill Henson and Child Sexual Abuse Moral Panics Abigail Bray 109

Media Glamourising of Prostitution and Other Sexually Exploitive Cultural Practices that Harm Children Melissa Farley 119

The Harmful Medicalisation of Sexualised Girls Renate Klein 131

Sexualised and Trivialised: Making Equality Impossible Betty McLellan 149

How Girlhood Was Trashed and What We Can Do to Get It Back: A Father's View Steve Biddulph 163

Finding the Courage to Get Real Tania Andrusiak 171

One Woman's Activism: Refusing to Be Silent Julie Gale 179

Contributors 193

Index 197

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