Examples Of Sexualization In Schools

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The sexualization of children and what schools can do about it. There are several components to sexualization, and these set it apart from healthy sexuality. Healthy sexuality is an important component of both physical and mental health, fosters intimacy, bonding, and shared pleasure, and involves mutual respect between consenting partners (Satcher, 2001; Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States [SIECUS], 2004). There are many examples of the sexualization of girls and boys in U.S. culture. Toy manufacturers produce dolls wearing black leather miniskirts, feather boas, and thigh-high boots and market them to 1 to 12-year-old girls. There is a social phenomenon in the United States that has significant implications for educators. Our society sends destructive mixed messages to children about sex. In the Puritan ethic, a member of a group of English Protestants of the late 16th and 17th centuries who regarded the Reformation of the Church of England under Elizabeth as incomplete and sought to simplify and regulate forms of worship, many adults are uncomfortable talking about sex to young people. …show more content…
For example, Victoria secret bikini for young girls. Therefore, there is candy make-up for toddlers and bikinis for preschoolers. If children use these products when they are young, they will develop brand loyalty and grow up as willing consumers. They are being turned into objects that are judged solely by appearance before they can even understand what that means. Sexualization has been linked to a culture of rape and to the increase in harm against young girls. This happens when girls are dehumanized. Seeing someone as an object makes it is easier to treat them violently. Sexualization in the media teaches boys that it is okay for them to see girls as

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