This article in The Daily Beast discusses the film, America the Beautiful III by Darryl Roberts. It’s focus is on the sexualization of children and youth and the problems it causes individuals and society as a whole.
It’s easy for people to excuse sexualization, to say, “Sex sells.” But I’m not buying that. Corporations can make healthier choices, and think about how the images and narratives they produce effect their young target consumers. Parents can become aware of how sexualized media and marketing impact kids, and teach their kids to be critical consumers. We can all call out a callous disregard for the emotional and physical health of our next generation. These things can happen.
The question is, will they? Will each of us make a choice to stand against the sexualization of children and youth? Will we use our voices and our wallets to say “no more?”
I commit to doing these things. If you’d like to join me, become a part of this community. I share a lot of information on this blog that will help you. You can also preorder my book, Sexualized Media Messages & Our Children, on Amazon. In it, I share research about how sexualized media impacts kids and what caring adults can do to teach kids to be smart, critical consumers.
We can make a difference. We can raise our voices. We can stand up and say, “No more.” Let’s do it.