By Gillan Scott, God and Politics in the UK
This comparison feels a bit harsh. Although it was before my time, Mary Whitehouse’s crusading to maintain standards of decency in the media and public life always gave the impression of being out of touch with public opinion and trying to cling on to a form of society that no longer existed. In comparison both Claire Perry and Diane Abbott are talking about issues that the majority of people agree are a problem and need addressing in some way. The pornification of British culture is a reality that we’re all aware of. Children are being exposed to sex in a way that no previous generation has. With the advances in technology, sexually explicit imagery is easily available for teenagers and the phenomena of sexting is now common in our schools. At the same time it is becoming harder for parents to keep track of what their children are seeing and sharing through their mobile devices.
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