Sexualization and the Packaging of Girlhood
Friday, December 10th, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Open your eyes to the media images and messages that surround you and you’ll find that there’s no avoiding the sexualization and objectification of girls and women. Young women in submissive and suggestive positions sell clothing; pop stars marketed to youth perform with stripper poles; even cartoon characters adopt flirtatious poses and attire.
The 2007 APA Taskforce on the Sexualization of Girls documented how the relentless barrage of sexualized media messages compromises girls' healthy social, emotional, and physical development. Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., a Taskforce member and co-author of Packaging Girlhood, will explore the images that overwhelm girls each day and expose the stereotypes and limited choices present. She will share strategies for educators, counselors, and parents to help girls navigate and resist these powerful and omnipresent messages.
CEUs will be available. To register, go to www.hghw.org.