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. Even if these women are strong role models, the way they dress, pose, and engage in sexually-charged conversations can be very impactful on girls.
Some experts say porn can color a teenager's ideas of what sex should be like.
The number of kids entering the juvenile justice system has declined steadily in recent years, yet girls continue to represent an ever-growing share of those arrested, detained, and committed to custody. In his latest collection of photographs, Girls in Justice , Richard Ross—who has spent the past eight years documenting incarcerated kids—explores the lives of young women in custody. His haunting photos, taken across different detention facilities, illuminate the difficult circumstances absent caregivers, poverty, physical abuse, sexual violence, etc. In the book, for privacy reasons, the girls are identified only by their initials, and their faces are obscured. And I like the money now. I had gonorrhea when I was
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In a study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 70 percent of teenagers said they accidentally stumbled across porn online. Some experts say pornographic videos and images can color a teenager's ideas of what sex should be like even after they start experiencing it for themselves. Gail Danes, the author of a book called "Pornland," said for the average young teenage male, his first formative impression of sex is porn he might find on the Internet. In reality, he is catapulted into a world of sexual violence," Danes said. He has probably never had sex. Danes argues that pornography, which has never been easier to find and view, is "sexually traumatizing an entire generation of boys. And it's not just boys.
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