Sexualization, when used in relation to tweens and children, typically refers to the process of emphasizing the sexual nature of an individual. Sexualization is not a healthy form of sexuality. Both females and males can be victims of sexualization. The term "sexualization" is also used to refer to a type of psychological defense mechanism in which people use sexual behavior as a means of managing their anxiety. In our culture, and especially because of pop culture and other forms of media, it can seem impossible to avoid adopting the mindset in which you equate sexuality with self-worth. Advertising operates under the maxim that "sex sells.
The Sexualization of Young Girls and Mental Health Problems
The sexualisation of star kids damages our teens too - India News , Firstpost
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The sexualisation of star kids damages our teens too
It has become normalised for the media to package celebrity children as sex objects and for us to consume them as such. But what are we exposing our own children to when we let them loose on Instagram or free to browse the endless galleries dedicated to star kids on bona fide news websites? In a paper titled Too hot to handle: The psychological impact of sexualisation in the media, Melbourne-based developmental psychiatrist. The issue is compounded by social media and the boundaries it blurs.
The sexualization of young girls occurs when individuals or when a society explicitly or implicitly demonstrates that a girl's value comes only from her sexual appeal or behavior, to the exclusion of other characteristics, or when she is sexually objectified, or when sexuality is inappropriately imposed upon her. Girls are often pressured by society to be more sexually attractive to members of the opposite sex and to wear tighter clothing, post sexier images, act more feminine, and engage in inappropriate behaviors like watching porn or sexting. Boundaries are constantly being pushed by the media and by individuals. We see female celebrities wearing provocative clothing in music videos, on award shows, and on social media.