The Australian September 08, 2007
BROOKE is a 24-year-old model and she doesn’t look like one. I mean, she is a particularly attractive young woman but she is not all knees and elbows. She’s got hips and a lovely round bottom. She even has boobs. “And that,” she says, “is why I can’t get work. When I was a teenager, I had work. When I became a woman, work started to dry up and when I asked why, they said, ‘Well, we can’t use a model with a figure.’ “In other words, they didn’t want a woman to advertise – get this – women’s clothes. They wanted little girls.”
…There can be little doubt, however, that some parents feel overwhelmed by the marketing directed at children: the way young girls are portrayed in the mainstream media; the idea that women are always up for sex, and that sex is recreation and has nothing to do with a commitment to another person.