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Young women not simply victims of raunch culture

I’m delighted to announce my blog has been published as part of for AWID’s Young Feminist Wire Blogathon. Below is the full article, you can read other submissions here.

Whether we agree with it or not attitudes to sex are changing across the globe. This is particularly true in the UK where we are seeing more sex in the media and the internet has brought all sorts of pornography to the bedrooms of millions of people.

I am part of the online generation whose adolescence was influenced by these societal changes. At the same time, I grew up with a mother who was vocal about gender equality issues and planted seeds of feminism in me from a young age.

There are lots of young women in the UK who are concerned about our changing society and the impact that it has on women. This has been shown by the Slut Walks movement which spread though the UK like wildfire showing that young women were not happy to accept blame for harassment or violence they experience.

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