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  • n. The act or process of sexualizing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The attribution of sex or of sexuality to (a person or thing). Also spelled sexualisation.


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  • If you let your children shop at Abercrombie, chances are you take pride in neglecting your children and think that exposing them to heavy doses of sexualization is probably a good thing.

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  • It's just this kind of sexualization of breastfeeding that makes so many women uncomfortable about nursing in public.

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  • Now the American Psychological Association has weighed in as well, with a 67-page report on the dangers of the "sexualization" of girls.

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  • The villains, Luce said, range from the promiscuity and "sexualization" of young people on MTV and the popular online meeting hub to a corporate culture that spends millions trying to woo the under-21 crowd.

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  • LOS ANGELES Hollywood Reporter - Primetime TV shows that appeal to teenagers are promoting the "sexualization" of girls at an alarming rate, including more portrayals of underage females being objectified than adults, especially for laughs, according to the

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  • Failure in this realm causes what he has described as sexualization of ego functions, which weakens objectivity, reality testing, and self-criticism, leading to a resolution of the universal pulls in one’s mental and emotional life.

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  • Concerns over the rising rates of juvenile crime and the general sexualization of American teenagers spurred several members of Congress to look for their causes in popular culture.

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  • Too often the answer to how to deal with the sexualization of childhood is to either stop showing anything with sex in it or to loosen up, they are just kids.

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  • While there is a huge focus on the sexualization of girls, there is also great conversations about boys and how toys and media are screwing with their sexuality.

    Book Review: So Sexy So Soon by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne

  • Those are the things we think about and blame for the sexualization of childhood.

    Book Review: So Sexy So Soon by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne


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