Parents, social critics, and many young girls themselves deplore it, but sex sells, so advertisers and entertainers use it to attract audiences. They use it without the regulation or social pressures that once were restraining forces. And they use it without censorship, which hardly anyone favors. Mary Alice Williams reports on the media and the children who are its targets. Ever since Elvis shimmied his pelvis, parents have worried about protecting their teens from the obscene. This is different.
Girl, 16, paraded naked in Pakistan after 'honour' row
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Intersex people have bodies that are just a little different. Some intersex differences are obvious at birth. The practice seemingly originates from a historical fear that intersex bodily differences mean a person will grow up to be gay or transgender. But intersex people can have any gender and sexuality, just like anyone else. We still have to fight against our bodily integrity being taken from us.
Pakistani Christian girls trafficked to China as brides
A girl aged just five has reportedly been forced into marriage with a year-old man in Pakistan. Police were called to the ceremony in the village of Raman Shar near Dakhan Town but arrived too late to halt the marriage, according to Pakistani newspaper Dawn. The groom was reportedly arrested along with his father and the registrar. The little girl is believed to have also been taken into custody along with her mother.
A neighborhood in Cambodia is a global hotspot for the child sex trade. The people selling the children? Too often, their parents.