The Vital Importance of Language

No, honestly, this blog isn’t about to become an unbroken stream of feminist consciousness raising – but I cannot let this pass without comment.

A new study reveals the public find it hard to differentiate between the language used by convicted sex offenders and mainstream magazines.

– by which they mean the so-called ‘lads’ mags’. Full article in The Guardian.

Which is, in a ‘Nuts’-shell*, why I keep saying the increasingly prevasive pop-culture of sex/sexism is as much of an issue for the parents of sons as it is for those with daughters.

*because we’ve got to find some humour somewhere, even if it is in a very weak pun

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