In a study published in 2010, Dr. Jennifer Harriger, a colleague at Pepperdine University, looked at how much girls aged 3-5 had internalized the thin ideal (the idea that beauty … Continue reading →
Since this blog has attracted a lot of new readers lately, I thought it was important to go back and revisit the idea of sexualization. I talk about it a … Continue reading →
Using social media and word of mouth, adolescents and caring adults can work together to fight for their rights and advocate against companies that put a bulls-eye on their childhood.
After my last couple of posts about gender stereotypes forced on girls and boys, one of my readers, Phillip, made a great point. He said that the best way to … Continue reading →
I’ve written lately about some not so great products and messages, about how media aimed at children tends to do some heavy-duty gender stereotyping. Boys are shown as being aggressive … Continue reading →
Several recent research studies have confirmed the fact that our children are being bombarded with sexualized and gendered messages. A recent study (McCabe, Fairchild, Grauerholz, Pescosolido, & Tope, 2011) examined … Continue reading →