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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

New Study: Free Speech Killed JonBenet Ramsey

Just when I thought that it wasn't possible to come out with a study that breaks new ground in a junk-science-leads-to-government-obesity way, this comes out:

Inescapable media images of sexed-up girls and women posing as adolescents can cause psychological and even physical harm to adolescents and young women, a study in the US has warned.

The pressure of what experts call "sexualization" can lead to depression, eating disorders, and poor academic performance, said the report, released Sunday by the American Psychological Association.

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The report called on parents to take a more active roll in helping to shape the sexual self-image of their children, and to exert consumer pressure on manufacturers and advertisers.

In the United States, the sexualization of young girls became an issue of public debate after the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey, a six-year old beauty pageant contestant who put on makeup and adult clothes.
More here. And yes, the whole reason I did this post was so I could post the bikini picture. You're welcome.

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