‘I’d say 14 is too young’: Pre-teen girls’ negotiations of ‘sexualized’ media (Jackson & Goddard, 2015)

A study by New Zealand researchers examining how pre-teen girls make sense of the ‘hypersexy’ performances of female pop celebrities has found that “the contemporary ‘hypersexualized’ landscape creates a heavy burden for girls”. Sue Jackson and Sarah Goddard from the School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, write that pop…
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