commentary | So Sexy So Soon
... adolescents who are developing their sense of themselves as
individuals and as sexual beings. Perhaps most damaging of
all, sexualized children learn to sexualize themselves, to see
themselves as objects. Girls are especially conditioned to do
this, as they learn that sexualized behavior and appeara ...
sexualization - Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood
... Research links sexualization with some of the most pressing and common mental health problems for girls including
eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression and poor sexual health. 1 Sexualization and the objectification of
women in the media is also associated with body dissatisfaction and appea ...
Maternal Mortality and FGM - Hale
... Female genital mutilation is defined by
the WHO as "all procedures that involve
partial or total removal of the external female
genitalia or other injury to the female genital
organs for non-medical reasons”
It is practiced as a cultural ritual primarily
in sub-Saharan and Northeast Africa (to a
Maddy Coy Children Childhood and Sexualised Popular
... Gazette, 2012) – which comment lasciviously on young women’s breasts, bodies and bikinis
(Gill, 2012; Robbins, 2012). In September 2012, tabloids condemned toddler ‘beauty
pageants’ yet published large photographs of young girls in bikinis and makeup underneath
headlines that made sexual allusions t ...
Power and Sexuality in the Middle East
... When asked if "those" would in?
clude a married man who also
liked to have sex with adolescent
boys, he unhesitatingly
"no." For this Egyptian, a Western
"homosexual" was not readily com?
prehensible as a man or a woman,
while a man who had sex with
both women and boys was simply
doing what ...
... and Quackenbush 2011). Respondents who answer differently for women and men will be
endorsing a double standard. However, these parallel questions might prompt some respondents
to feign egalitarian responses to appear socially desirable.
Sakaluk and Milhausen (2012) assessed acceptance of the SDS us ...
Girlguiding submitted evidence based on what girls have told us
... extensive research and campaign activities in this area. Our Girls’ Attitudes Survey has
included questions on the sexualised portrayal of girls and women in the media over
the years and we have actively called for advertisers to address the unfair and unequal
representation of girls and young women ...
Conclusions and policy recommendations
... and often intersect with other forms of social exclusion, such
as caste, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or spatial disadvantage.
There is, however, compelling evidence that progressive social
change is possible, with promising policy and programme
approaches emerging globally, although much more n ...
what is the relationship between education and gender
... into increased engagement with school. Sociological research
has, in fact, charted an upward trend in the aspirations.
Many women are now looking well beyond the motherhousewife role. In the 1976 survey, Sue Sharpe interviewed
working class girls in London. She discovered that girl’s
priorities were ...
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... that girls are labeled sluts for many forms of independent acts unrelated to their sexual
activity, such as talking aggressively to boys who insult them or going places on their
own. These terms define girls by their sexual reputation more than any other aspect of
their identity and limit their inde ...
Debate summary - The Debating Group
... Secondly, attempts to judge complaints on the basis of ‘prevailing standards of decency’ is
further problematic. It relies upon interpretation of what would be considered to cause
widespread offence within a culture which is itself influenced by media and advertising. And
it allows for the case that ...
Generation M - Media Education Foundation
... and culture to care about their appearance more than other traits, and that girls are
specifically told to be sexual in order to be accepted in our society. Defend or criticize
this view in a short paper and be sure to discuss what you take to be the
consequences, whether positive or negative, of yo ...
1 The Role Of Families In Combating Discrimination, Violence And
... In many poor countries in Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, Structural Adjustment
Policies and neoliberal agendas have severely limited social services and government based
programs. Particularly low-income women in these countries have lost their jobs and been
forced to find new means to ...
Effects of an Intervention on Undergraduate Women`s Knowledge of
... media attention as the serious concern that it should be (e.g., The Hunting Ground, 2015).
In light of these conflicting messages and my observation of the negative impact of such
messages on individual women, I became interested in the idea of positive sexuality for young
women and in particular, s ...
- National Affairs
... our schools have been frequent and often impassioned. From
early in the century, criticism was usually focused on the treatment of boys, especially at the elementary level. Critics noted
that boys received lower grades in all subjects and lower achievement test scores in reading and language arts. T ...
Paper - Saint Mary`s College
... (1999:386) argue that women must be competitive in their careers, adopt masculine characteristics
of control and level-headedness, and demonstrate an ability to perform while simultaneously
experiencing the pressure “to conform to socially constructed female gender roles which emphasize
extreme thin ...
Notes Sports for Boys, Wedding Cakes for Girls
... The focus of this Note is limited to K–12 public schools for two main
reasons. First, the most current, pertinent psychological research on the
impact of sex segregation focuses on children, so the implications of
segregation are the most clear for the K–12 age group. Second, the
consequences of any ...
Education for All: A Gender and Disability Perspective
... deemed less important for girls, who are expected to become wives and mothers. Boys, destined
to become breadwinners, are given priority in schooling.
While some view this kind of gender bias as the major barrier to educating girls who are
disabled (Fahd, et al., 1997), many believe disability bias ...
ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL
... dominant ―one ideal‖ beauty view and the diversified beauty ideals of the 2010s is made by
using three different cases of beauty ideal definition on social media. As stated by Berg case
study methods aim to collect enough information about a person, a social setting, an event or
a group systematical ...
Sexualization (or sexualisation) is to make something sexual in character or quality, or to become aware of sexuality, especially in relation to men and women. Sexualization is linked to sexual objectification. According to the American Psychological Association, sexualization occurs when ""individuals are regarded as sex objects and evaluated in terms of their physical characteristics and sexiness."" ""In study after study, findings have indicated that women more often than men are portrayed in a sexual manner (e.g., dressed in revealing clothing, with bodily postures or facial expressions that imply sexual readiness) and are objectified (e.g., used as a decorative object, or as body parts rather than a whole person). In addition, a narrow (and unrealistic) standard of physical beauty is heavily emphasized. These are the models of femininity presented for young girls to study and emulate."" According to the Media Education Foundation, the sexualization of girls in media, and the ways women are portrayed in the dominant culture, is detrimental to the development of young girls as they are developing their identities and understanding themselves as sexual beings.Reports have found that sexualization of younger children is becoming increasingly more common in advertisements. Research has linked sexualization of young girls to negative consequences for girls and society as a whole, finding that the viewing of sexually objectifying material can contribute to body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression and depressive affect. American Psychological Association also argues that the sexualization of young girls contributes to sexist attitudes within society, and a societal tolerance of sexual violence.Consumerism and globalization has led to sexualization of girls occurring across all advanced economies, in media and advertisements, to clothing and toys marketed for young girls.