Sexualized Culture Is Creating Mental Health Issues in Our Youth

October 20, 2014 8:29 PM

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In 2008, the American Psychological Association released a report called The Sexualization of Girls. They made a case that the onslaught of sexualized images in media and pop culture has created a mental health crisis, evidenced by the increased levels of depression, low self-esteem and eating disorders in young girls.

Turn on the television and you'll find girls as young as 5 glam-ed up with everything from a spray tan to a full face of makeup on TLC's Toddlers and Tiaras. Flip through a magazine and you see grown women posing sexually with pigtails, wide eyes and mock innocence. Women are constantly told to stri...

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