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(Young) Women We Love: Hilary Duff

Posted by Clem Bastow on October 9, 2008

When it comes to tween-targeted popstars, in my books Miley trumps Hilary every time, but Ms Duff is quite a thoughtful young woman (she says, sounding like a grandmother) who is still a considerably big influence on a lot of young girls, so I was thrilled to see that she’d joined forces with America’s Advertising Council in collaboration with Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network to film this PSA:

Casually discriminatory language is one of the most insidious ways of perpetuating hatred – whether it’s saying something is “gay” or calling women “bitch” or “slut” – so it’s fantastic to see Duff speaking out on the topic.

Now, can we arrange to have some ads produced featuring men that blokes would look up to (footy players, motorsports heroes, Chuck Norris), pulling them up on catcalling and casually sexist language?

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