Children sitting on the lakeshore, Lake Ontario

They’re just like you and me aren’t they? Down-to-earth, honest-to-goodness parents giving us the inside scoop on child rearing. But access to family email inboxes nationwide makes the mummy blogger a marketing man’s dream. What if some of them embrace the Dark Side?

The other week a group of mummy bloggers got a little hot under the collar when I suggested a link between the commercialization and sexualization of children and child abuse. They pooh-poohed the whole idea and suggested I’d had too many sherbets (followed by some self-congratulatory backslapping for that witty line).

But it seems my view is shared by author, editor and columnist Ophelia Benson, deep-thinker and fighter of fashionable nonsense at Butterflies and Wheels. Please pop over there to read the full article and find out how, in a world that’s full of choices, some people choose to be part of the problem instead of part of the solution…

Related Links

Sexualisation of children risks softening attitudes towards abuse – The Telegraph