Media Effects and the Sexualization of Girls

Media Effects and the Sexualization of Girls Sex Roles (2009) 60:439–441 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9536-x BOOK REVIEW The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It. By M. Gigi Durham, Woodstock, New York, The Overlook Press, 2008. 286 pp. $24.95. ISBN 978–1–59020–063–6 Sharon Lamb Published online: 7 October 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 It’s tempting as an academic, when reading a book clearly ized, way for parents, teachers, and girls themselves. The written for the layperson, to pick it apart for its referencing book adds dimension to the APA Task Force Report on the problems, unsupported statements, and sensationalizing of Sexualization of Girls (APA 2007) and will compete most the topic. But after all, it’s important to remember that likely with the recent Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne book books like these are published under certain expectations of entitled So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood the publisher and editors who want to catch the consumer’s and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids (2008). eye in a bookstore and get the book onto primetime TV talk Yet, having worked on the task force report, I know that shows. So I want to begin by saying Sex Roles Springer Journals

Media Effects and the Sexualization of Girls

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (6) – Oct 7, 2008

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