Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Girls and women insulted by everyone from sick blog readers to the Center for Missing & Exploited Children

This Washington Post story, brought to my attention by Feminist Law Professors, is a decent summary of what many women in the blogosphere have had to face. Getting sexually insulted, it seems, is the most harmless act being perpetrated against females; even worse (but not much worse) are threats and stalking.

And while I have you at Feminist Law Professors, Ann Bartow brings to our attention a PSA produced by the Ad Council, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Center for Missing & Exploited Children. If you like irony, you'll get a kick out of seeing teenage girls exploited by the PSA. As I mention in my comment on the FLP blog, I would feel slightly better about this if a similar PSA were made for boys, only my fear is that such a PSA would be homophobic in nature. And, as I also mention, it would probably never occur to these experts to show a boy being humiliated because he is a "slut."

I wrote to the Ad Council. If you would like to do the same, here is the contact form. I also wrote to the Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Here is the contact page.

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8 Comments:

Thanks, Diane.

Ann Bartow (unable to access my Blogger account)

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You bet. I just hope a lot of people watch the video and write to these organizations.

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