Now, I’m not saying that I support this type of authoritarian action:
Days after banning “sexually provocative sounds” on television, China has now stopped networks showing “saucy” adverts for push-up bras and figure-hugging underwear ahead of a major Communist Party meeting next month.
Other targets of the crackdown are “low-brow and base” commercials for sex toys and those featuring famous people or experts attesting to the efficacy of medicines, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television said on its Web site (www.sarft.gov.cn) Friday.
“Every television advertisement management bureau and television station must strengthen their political consciousness and responsibility toward society,” Tian Jin, deputy head of the regulator, was quoted as saying.
But, I think that we should acknowledge that there are deleterious affects to the over-sexualization of our culture. The fact that I can’t watch a baseball game with my six-year-old son without seeing overtly sexual advertisements troubles me.