African Women Voices
Parents should be aware of the increased sexualisation of girls, says UK shadow Minister for Public Health Diane Abbott.
Speaking at the Fabian Society Women’s Network in London on January 22, she condemned:
the looming sexualised advertising; the music videos that blare out at us; the fashionable online bullying; the hypermasculinised music lyrics, and the sexualised figures of women in films that are now common place
Abbott also stood against the striptease culture which in her view is part of a:
hypersexualised British culture in which women are objectified, objectify one another, and are encouraged to objectify themselves
At the BBC Radio 4 microphone Minister Abbott admitted sex is not the primary issue, as it is “great.” The problem arises when girls and women are forced to do something they don’t really want to do but they feel like it’s needed to integrate with the rest.
Did you know?
In some African countries, stripping is a equivalent to cursing