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Young Women Who Post Sexy Social Media Photos Are Seen As Less Competent
2014-07-15 03:21:51

Oregon State University Girls and young women who post sexy or revealing photos on social media sites such as Facebook are viewed by their female peers as less physically and socially attractive and less competent to perform tasks, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. “This is a clear indictment of sexy social media photos,” said researcher Elizabeth Daniels, an assistant professor of psychology who studies the effect of media on girls’ body image. Daniels’...

2013-10-15 13:07:22

Body-size satisfaction associated with effortful process, not passive contentment A new study of women ages 50 and older examines the 12.2 percent who say they are satisfied with their body size to unlock the secrets of body satisfaction. This minority of midlife women who report being satisfied with their body size appears to exert considerable effort to achieve and maintain this satisfaction. In addition, they are not impervious to dissatisfaction with other aspects of their physical...

2013-02-07 10:01:41

Better awareness of internal bodily signals like heartbeat linked to lower levels of self-objectification in survey Women who are more aware of their bodies from within are less likely to think of their bodies principally as objects, according to research published February 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Vivien Ainley and Manos Tsakiris from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. The authors asked healthy female student volunteers aged between 19...

Sexy Pictures Of Women Objectified In Ads
2012-05-16 04:40:12

A new study shows that when men and women look at sexy ads depicting women in their underwear, their brains see them as objects, not people. This study, published in Psychological Science, also found interestingly enough that men and women see men in their underwear as people. This reaction, called sexual objectification, has been well examined, but most of the research is about looking at the effects of this objectification. Philippe Bernard of Université libre de...

2011-09-06 20:55:39

Study questions the impact of sexualized lyrics on adolescent behaviors and attitudes Do sexualized lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescents? Researchers Cougar Hall, Joshua H. West, and Shane Hill from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, take a look at the trend of increasing use of sexually explicit lyrics in music. Their findings, published online in Springer´s journal Sexuality & Culture, provide food for thought for...

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2011-08-11 08:16:43

Popular media's hypersexualization of women may be worse than you think A study by University at Buffalo sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even "pornified." The same is not true of the portrayal of men. These findings may be cause for concern, the researchers say, because previous research has found sexualized images of women to have far-reaching negative consequences for both men and...

2011-07-13 12:10:00

Join Girl Scouts of the USA to Support Media Literacy and Positive Images of Women WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D- WI), and Geena Davis, Academy Award winning actor and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, campaigned in support of the Healthy Media for Youth Act. Joined by teen Girl Scouts, the group outlined the bill, introduced by Hagan and Baldwin, which would improve media literacy...

2008-08-05 18:00:40

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, along with nationally recognized speakers and authors, are raising awareness of issues affecting girls at We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008. We Believe in Girls! Summit 2008 is an imperative event, and will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 2-5:30 p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario 91764. Registration fee is $45 and open to the public; and includes an informative conference, book signing opportunity, fun tote...

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2008-07-14 09:00:00

By Joe Sinclair Girls as young as 10 are suffering stress, anxiety and unhappiness as they struggle to cope with the pressures of growing up, according to research published today. Dr Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: "Girls and young women are being forced to grow up at an unnatural pace in a society that we, as adults, have created and it's damaging their emotional well-being. We have a responsibility to put this right - we must tackle head-on the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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