Taylor, Dr. Jim. “The Disturbing Sexualization of Really Young Girls.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jim-taylor/the-disturbing-sexualization_b_1948451.html>.
Background: This article touched on many different topics such as numerous studies done about sexualized clothing for little girls, the influences they get from the media, clothing, and even sometimes at home. This article also described how this can affect a girl’s self-esteem.
How I Used It: I used this article by taking into consideration the many studies and facts that it offered. This particular article was also written by a father, not a mother, so I also used it to get insight on how fathers feel about the pandemic of sexualizing our children through pop culture.
Background: This article is written on a blog and it touches on many different statistics and studies done on the sexualization of little girl’s clothes.
How I Used It: I used quite a few of the statistics and studies given in this article in my short argument papers.
“Study: 30% of Young Girls’ Clothing Is ‘Sexualized’ | TIME.com.” NewsFeed Study 30 of Young Girls Clothing Is Sexualized Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/10/study-30-of-young-girls-clothing-is-sexualized/>.
Background: This article by Time Magazine touches on mant statistics and studies, including some done by a psychologist, Sarah Murnen.
How I Used It: I used many statistics in this article, including the studies done by Sarah Murnen and her team. I used them in my short argument essays.
Background: This is a dictionary definition of the word “sexualize.”
How I Used It: I used this source by using this definition in my definition argument to further prove my claim.
“Hypersexualization of Young Girls: What Are the Issues? Should We Be Worried?” Hypersexualization of Young Girls: What Are the Issues? Should We Be Worried? N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <http://www.cwhn.ca/en/hypersexualizationprimer2>.
Background: This article introduces the subject of sexualizing young girls and gives many links to other sources further discussing the issue from different standpoints.
How I Used It: I used this article by clicking on all of the convenient links and getting further insight from different people on the subject and using this to form my own opinion on what is most important therefore strengthening my knowledge on my argument.
“The Hypersexualization of American Tween Culture: Has It Gone Too Far?” The Mommy Files. N.p., 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2014/01/28/the-hypersexualization-of-american-tween-culture-has-it-gone-too-far/>.
Background: This article discussed how not only our children’s clothes are getting more sexual, but so are their idol’s. This article provides us with a photo collage of how dolls, toys, and characters our daughters look up to are also being sexualized by the media with “new mature looks”.
How I Used It: I used this article to demonstrate how television, the media, and our pop culture is also being oversexualized. I used this point to show why exactly our girls are influenced with looking this way.
Background: This article gave us real life examples of just how much our children are being sexualized by fashion, and how it is profitable for companies.
How I Used It: I used this article by taking examples and statistics from it and applying it to my argument for support.
“When Slut-Shaming Starts at Home.” Parents Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <http://www.parents.com/blogs/parents-perspective/2013/10/29/child-development/slut-shaming-suicide-parents-to-blame/>.
Background: This article discusses from a parent’s point of view, how we over-sexualize girls from a young age. It discusses how we as a society equate “sexy” or “short” clothing with promiscuity.
How I used it: I used this article to show how slut shaming develops from the home first. How mother’s don’t want their young daughters looking “slutty” before they have even reached puberty and how that perpetuates the cycle of slut-shaming when they grow and mature.
N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/>.
Background: The main part of this article for me is the video. This video discusses how young girls see the difference between sexy and pretty.
How I Used It: I used this source to get feedback from a specific group of girls my thesis personally effects. I also plan to use this to support the claims I have made in my causal argument and rewrite.Fleming, Olivia.
“‘Porn Music’, Slow Motion and ‘too Many Close-ups’: NBC Sparks Anger from Viewers over Sexualized Footage of Female Athletes at the Olympics.” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 10 Aug. 2012. Web. 03 Dec. 2015. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2186262/Olympics-2012-NBC-viewers-angry-sexualized-footage-female-athletes-porn-music.html>.
Background: This article was about the backlash of a scandalous video NBC posted of slow motion olympic athletes who happen to be women, and happen to be wearing swim suits.
How I Used It: I used this to demonstrate how when little girl’s idol’s are still being over sexualized even after their incredible endeavors that have not a thing to do with sexuality, it discourages little girls and becomes more of a cultural norm.
“A Target Intervention on Behalf of My Daughters • Binkies and Briefcases.” Binkies and Briefcases. N.p., 20 Sept. 2014. Web. 04 Dec. 2015.
Background: This blog post is an open letter from a mother of a toddler to the Target corporation calling out the inappropriate size of their shorts for her young daughter.
How I Used It: I used this article in not only my rebuttal argument but as well as my research paper.