Tuesday, 1 April 2008
"Britain doesn't like children much."
"Culturally, Britain just doesn't like children much."
This from Time Magazine in their article on the disaster of Poor English Childhoods, a piece which describes how British teenagers rule the world in sex, alcohol and violence. The story doesn't really address why those are the only entertainment options available though, or how children underclasses have developed.
Also on childhood, the Weekend Guardian ran a piece on the tyranny of pink, a colour that creates a girls' world that is "...sinister, fascistic and devoid of any choice."