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The Resource The Lolita effect : the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it, M. Gigi Durham

The Lolita effect : the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it, M. Gigi Durham

Label
The Lolita effect : the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it
Title
The Lolita effect
Title remainder
the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
M. Gigi Durham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is upsetting for parents, teachers, and other caring adults to have to watch extremely sexualized and often unnatural representations of women and girls every day. These media depictions counteract healthy, progressive ideas of female sexuality. Instead, they teach girls to undermine themselves and embrace low self-esteem. They push girls to devalue their bodies, intellects, and abilities, and to believe that there is no such acceptable thing as female sexual empowerment. They even encourage girls to inadvertently make themselves more vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation." "Fortunately, there are ways to help children and adolescents demystify media images, negotiate sexuality in developmentally appropriate and positive ways, and empower themselves. The Lolita Effect offers hundreds of examples from popular culture to help caring adults work with girls (and boys) to dismantle these dangerous myths. Each chapter suggests activities and conversation starters for helping your daughter learn to question what she sees and to make healthy, self-directed choices." "The horrific trickle-down effects of a media culture obsessed with sexy representations of young girls are changing the meanings of childhood and adolescence. Incidents of child pornography, child sex trafficking, teen pregnancy, sexual violence, and sexually transmitted disease are on the rise. There has never been a time when mass media was more influential in our daily lives - and more dangerous to its consumers." "The Lolita Effect is a smart look at a very real problem - and an inspiring collection of doable strategies to help us fix the problem from the ground up."--BOOK JACKET
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BTCTA
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Durham, Meenakshi Gigi.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-perception in adolescence
  • Mass media and girls
  • Girls in popular culture
  • Sex in mass media
Label
The Lolita effect : the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it, M. Gigi Durham
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Preface.
  • p. 11
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • Sexy Girls in the Media.
  • p. 21
  • Ch. 1.
  • How Long Has This Been Going On? Girls and the Myths of Sex.
  • p. 43
  • Ch. 2.
  • First Myth: If You've Got It, Flaunt It.
  • p. 63
  • Ch. 3.
  • Second Myth: Anatomy of a Sex Goddess.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 4.
  • Third Myth: Pretty Babies.
  • p. 113
  • Ch. 5.
  • Fourth Myth: Violence Is Sexy.
  • p. 137
  • Ch. 6.
  • Fifth Myth: What Boys Like.
  • p. 157
  • Ch. 7.
  • Seducers: Understanding Myth and Spectacle in the Media.
  • p. 179
  • Ch. 8.
  • Superhighway of Sex: Girls, Media, and Sexuality around the World.
  • p. 199
  • Ch. 9.
  • Confronting Spectacle: Strategies for Resistance.
  • p. 217
  • Resources.
  • p. 233
  • Notes.
  • p. 241
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocn181601806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9781590200636
Label
The Lolita effect : the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it, M. Gigi Durham
Publication
Contents
  • Preface.
  • p. 11
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • Sexy Girls in the Media.
  • p. 21
  • Ch. 1.
  • How Long Has This Been Going On? Girls and the Myths of Sex.
  • p. 43
  • Ch. 2.
  • First Myth: If You've Got It, Flaunt It.
  • p. 63
  • Ch. 3.
  • Second Myth: Anatomy of a Sex Goddess.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 4.
  • Third Myth: Pretty Babies.
  • p. 113
  • Ch. 5.
  • Fourth Myth: Violence Is Sexy.
  • p. 137
  • Ch. 6.
  • Fifth Myth: What Boys Like.
  • p. 157
  • Ch. 7.
  • Seducers: Understanding Myth and Spectacle in the Media.
  • p. 179
  • Ch. 8.
  • Superhighway of Sex: Girls, Media, and Sexuality around the World.
  • p. 199
  • Ch. 9.
  • Confronting Spectacle: Strategies for Resistance.
  • p. 217
  • Resources.
  • p. 233
  • Notes.
  • p. 241
  • Index.
  • p. 275
Control code
ocn181601806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9781590200636

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