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2007-02-21 09:01:06

By WILLIAM TINNING GIRLS as young as four are being psychologically damaged by the "sexualisation" of young women in toys, fashion, and the media, according to a report. Merchandising and advertising images can lead to eating disorders, low selfesteem, and depression, US researchers said. Television, music videos and lyrics, magazines, films, video games, and the internet all contribute to the problem, identified by the American Psychological Association. The report singled out the...

2007-02-21 03:00:26

GIRLS as young as four are being mentally damaged by the "sexualisation" of young women in toys and fashion, says a report. Merchandising and advertising images can lead to eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression, researchers said. TV, music videos and lyrics, magazines, films, video games and the internet all contribute to the problem, say the American Psychological Association. The report singled out the hugely popular Bratz dolls - who come dressed in provocative clothes...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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