Tweenies turned off by ‘gross’ sexy images

This article in today’s NZ Herald may be of interest to some of you that are writing on similar topics. Here’s an extract:

When teen star Miley Cyrus posed topless for Vanity Fair magazine, outrage resounded from commentators who believed such sexualised images were forcing young girls to grow up too soon. But the early findings of a study done by lecturers at Canterbury and Victoria Universities has revealed a conflicting view. Rather than wanting to be like Miley Cyrus, “tweenage” girls (those aged 11 to 13) found the magazine cover “yuk”, “gross” and “uncool”.

Read the rest here.


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