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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

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O.K. so maybe lad culture really does hurt women: "A staggering 63% of girls [in the U.K.] would rather be glamour models than nurses, doctors or teachers, according to the survey by mobile entertainment providers www.thelab.tv. The findings have been blamed on the 'endless media coverage' of women who become famous more for their physical attributes than talent or achievements. Jordan and Titmuss were seen as role models by more 15 to 19-year-old girls than Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Germaine Greer.... Of the nearly 1,000 girls surveyed, 63% found being a glamour model most appealing. A quarter thought being a lap dancer would be a good profession but just 3% picked the teaching profession.