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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...


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