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Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

American Psychological Association Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls (2007) Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Project Report. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C..

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Abstract

There are many examples of the sexualization of girls and girlhood in U.S. culture.Toy manufacturers produce dolls wearing black leather miniskirts, feather boas, and thigh-high boots and market them to 8- to 12- year-old girls (LaFerla, 2003). Clothing stores sell thongs sized for 7– to 10-year-old girls (R. Brooks, 2006; Cook & Kaiser, 2004), some printed with slogans such as “eye candy” or “wink wink” (Cook & Kaiser, 2004; Haynes, 2005; Levy, 2005a; Merskin, 2004); other thongs sized for women and late adolescent girls are imprinted with characters from Dr. Seuss and the Muppets (e.g., see www.princesscassie.com/ children/cat.shtml) (Levy, 2005a; Pollett & Hurwitz, 2004). In the world of child beauty pageants, 5-year-old girls wear fake teeth, hair extensions, and makeup and are encouraged to “flirt” onstage by batting their long, false eyelashes (Cookson, 2001).


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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexualization; sexuality; culture; girls; objectified; adolescense; exploitation
Subjects: Practice
Practice > interventions
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Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 18 May 2011 12:02
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/623

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