Sex Roles (2009) 61:596–598 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9603-y BOOK REVIEW From Bratz Dolls to Boob Jobs: A Guide to Dealing with the New Sexualized Childhood So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do To Protect Their Kids. Edited by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne, New York, Ballantine Books, 2008. 240 pp., $25.00 (hardback). ISBN: 978-0-345-50506-4 Meenakshi Gigi Durham Published online: 25 July 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 We know, from various Dickensian tales and other sources, toddler boys’ sizes. “Children growing up today are bombarded from a very early age with graphic messages that the distinction of childhood from adulthood is a relatively recent idea. In the USA, it was not until 1874 about sex and sexiness in the media in popular culture,” the that child abuse was even recognized as a crime (Stevens authors write. “…We are deeply worried” (pp. 4–5). and Eide 1990); and child labor persisted in this country They have been worried for a while: Levin is a founding until the early part of the twentieth century (Hindman member of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Child- 2002). For the better part of our history, children have hood, while
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