Sex Roles (2009) 61:288–289 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9612-x BOOK REVIEW Girls Gone Skank: The Sexualization of Girls in American Culture. By Patrice A. Oppliger, McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina & London, 2008. 258 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7864-3522-7. www.mcfarlandpub.com Feona Attwood Published online: 9 June 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 This book is part of a growing series of popular modern Western culture, and which is evident more publications on the theme of sexualization. The most generally in media trends which privilege lifestyle, reality, celebrated of these is Ariel Levy’s(2005) Female Chau- interactivity, self-revelation and public intimacy. vinist Pigs, but others include Pamela Paul’s Pornified Unlike McNair’s account, which associates these develop- (2005), Carol Platt Liebaus’ (2007) Prude, and Meenakshi ments with the growing visibility of women and sexual Gigi Durham’s(2008) The Lolita Effect. These have minorities in popular culture, and with the emergence of coincided with the publication of the American Psycholog- ordinary people’s voices in the media, books like Girls Gone ical Association's report on the sexualization of girls Skank, as well as the APA report, give a highly negative (2007), marking this out as an area of growing concern account of new sexual depictions of
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