sexualization

A grand jury recently indicted Netflix on a lewdness accusation over the movie -- but is there anything to take away from this film other than the controversy?
The movie, intended to criticize the hyper-sexualization of young girls, was promoted with a poster that didn't do it any favors.
The day after Christmas will mark the 20th anniversary of a Colorado six-year-old's death, due to head trauma and asphyxiation by strangulation. I'm referring, of course, to JonBenet Ramsey.
Ladies should not be told, even inadvertently, that doing things for "likes" is a worthy reason to do things.
Considering all this, it's hard to get behind a day dedicated explicitly to sexualizing redheads, giving carte blanche -- including, of course, a hashtag -- to all those who'd like to kiss, or fantasize about kissing, the ginger of their wet dreams. Respect a Ginger Day 2016, anyone?
Sophia Turkiewicz They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are
Social scientists have found that the exposure to sexualized messages is associated with body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, low self-esteem and depression among adult women.
Recently, something happened in my house and it got me thinking about how our children's clothing tastes, and maybe their perceptions of bodies and modesty, are really formed.
Children are not sexual. Exposed skin is not sexual. Children with exposed skin are not sexual. Children are children.
As our country moves forward with awareness and acknowledgment of the epidemic of rape on campus, someone's been left behind: our college men.
Wade spoke to The Huffington Post about their decision to focus on images linked to Charney and Richardson. She said in an
The problem is not only women copying the standard, but the media itself. The media doesn't create these standards from thin air, but perpetuates them by sensationalizing them in the same way they do with celebrities or news story.
Parents are buying this stuff because they're unsure, they're torn, they're tired, they're confused, and they're feeling bombarded... but be clear, they're not buying this stuff because there is an unmet demand for more gender stereotypes for their children.
ADIDAS takes World Cup shirts off the shelf, after government leaders found they were too sexy, even for Brazil.
In all this unsubtlety, there is clearly the attempt to reach through and matter. But just because you shock, it doesn't mean it has more emotional impact. In fact, I would say it has less.
As I was reading reactions to Cyrus's performance, I caught an interesting refrain - from people who objected to what she
Until now, the Tooth Fairy was one of the few iconic children's fantasy figures that escaped being captured, branded, and monetized. But shocking footage from a pitch to investors shows that's about to change -- big time.
So while we are told to dress this way, walk that way, avoid those men and stay indoors during these hours, so as to prevent sexual assault, the fact is that women are not the ones who can prevent sexual assault. Men are.
Has advertisers' preoccupation with half-naked women shifted to half-naked men? Unclear. I think that bikini-clad girls will be used to sell products until probably the end of time, but it's interesting to see more chest-bearing men being thrown into the mix.
Given the advocacy and activism we've seen since then, the host of books, documentaries, articles, and speeches designed to push girls and women forward, things should be getting better for females across the board. Right?