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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...

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...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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