Why not restrict advertisers from using sex in commercials geared towards young people? How about Hollywood treats underage sex in movies as something undesirable rather than the apotheosis of cool?
Certainly, young people engaging in premarital sex is as least as dangerous to themselves and society as smoking.
So why do we spend so much and try so hard to prevent young people from smoking and then just throw our hands up as a society when it comes to sex saying "Ah, they're just going to do it anyway?"
The government's reaction of just handing out condoms is like putting filters on cigarettes - and about just as effective.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
They're Going To Do It Anyway...
Matthew Archbold of Creative Minority Report has an excellent post comparing the US government's approach to smoking in teenagers and the approach to underage sex... and wondering what would happen if the approach to the latter were consistent with that of the former.
Read the rest HERE.