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The Lolita effect : the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it

by Durham, Meenakshi Gigi.

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In this expos of how young girls are sexualized in today's media, the author uses examples from popular TV shows, magazines, movies, and Web sites to show for the first time all the ways in which sexuality is defined in media--often in ways detrimental to girls' healthy development--as well as effec... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Sexy girls in the media
  • How long has this been going on? Girls and the myths of sex
  • The first myth: if you've got it, flaunt it
  • The secong myth: anatomy of a sex goddess
  • The third myth: pretty babies
  • The fourth myth: violence is sexy
  • The fifth myth: what boys like
  • The seducers: understanding myth and spectacle in the media
  • Superhighway of sex: girls, media, and sexuality around the world
  • Confronting spectacle: strategies for resistance.
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