Do you know what your son’s doing tonight?

Today the Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Rachel Olding lamenting the supposed “hyper-sexualisation” of teenage girls as well as highlighting the culture of binge drinking - apparently made worse by the prevalence of social media such as Facebook.

The piece has been criticised on a number of blogs and by various people on Twitter for presenting a very shallow view of today’s teenagers, focusing entirely on young women from the North Shore of Sydney, focusing entirely on women etc etc.

I thought I’d do something different, so instead of a critique of Olding’s article, I’ve just rewritten it.

By swapping the genders.

So instead of focusing on teenage girls the article now shines the spotlight on teenage boys from the North Shore. I think it makes for interesting reading.

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