In news recently to hand, the "tramp" is not a titillating fiction authored by mid-century crime novelists but a threat that is very real and one shortly to claim the virtue of all our female children aged 7-14.

short social media post by a Port Macquarie parent last Friday has attracted more than 66,000 "likes" and a lot of real-world approbation. When accidental activist Ana Amini wrote on the Target Australia Facebook wall of her longing for "modesty and feminine clothing" choices for her daughter, she generated thousands of comments and a rationale for media outlets to use words like "tramp" and "sl-t" apace.