Most women I know don't read gossip magazines. Encourage your daughter to follow her interests and get involved in a sport or other activity. Both male and female peers have been found to contribute to the sexualization of girls — girls by policing each other to ensure conformance with standards of thinness and sexiness Eder, ; Nichter, and boys by sexually objectifying and harassing girls. Athletics and other extracurricular activities emphasize talents, skills and abilities over physical appearance. Center for Media Literacy. You are obviously an incredibly insecure person, but what makes you really quite frightening is the educational deficit and narcissistic tendencies. Families should be encouraged to have open conversations with their adolescents about their online activities and discuss issues like respect and gender and sexual identity, as well as collaborate with their children to balance safety and emotional well-being with healthy identity experimentation during adolescence.
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Sexualization of Girls
Try to focus more on what makes you a good and caring person. If girls purchase or ask their parents to purchase products and clothes designed to make them look physically appealing and sexy, and if they style their identities after the sexy celebrities who populate their cultural landscape, they are, in effect, sexualizing themselves. British Review of Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa5, Sexual rhetoric in Cosmopolitan and Playboy magazines. Research documenting the pervasiveness and influence of such products and portrayals is sorely needed.