Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

Kathy Fischer sends this link to a new research report from the American Psychological Association:

Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

From the Executive Summary:
“This report examines and summarizes psychological theory, research, and clinical experience addressing the sexualization of girls.The report (a) defines sexualization; (b) examines the prevalence and provides examples of sexualization in society and in cultural institutions, as well as interpersonally and intrapsychically; (c) evaluates the evidence suggesting that sexualization has negative consequences for girls and for the rest of society; and (d) describes positive alternatives that may help counteract the influence of sexualization.”

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