Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Noni Hazlehurst

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls

Spinifex Press
Publication date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781742194219
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Assembling writers, advocates, and academics, this volume spotlights the sexualization and objectification of girls and women in the media, popular culture, and society. From clothing and music to magazines and toys, this collection explores today’s advertising and merchandising techniques and the effects they have on the premature portrayal of girls as sexual beings. Arguing that the sexualization of girls leads to self-destructive behaviors such as eating disorders and self-harm as well as to increased anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, this account blames corporations, the media, and the sex industry. Informative and spirited, this record will interest critics of the “pornification” movement.
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