Pink References

Media/Documentary DVD

Sexy Inc: Our Children Under the Influence.: National Film Board of Canada.

Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity: Media Education Foundation.

Article /Book List

American Psychological Association. (2007). Report of the APA task force on the sexualization of girls. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bielski, Zosia (April 23, 2009). Teen girls are swapping sex for…just about anything. Globe and Mail:

Brizendine, Louann. (2006). The female brain. New York: Random House.

Carrington, V. (2003). ‘I’m in a bad mood. Let’s go shopping’: Interactive dolls, consumer culture and a ‘glocalized’ model of literacy. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 3(1), 83-98.

Deak, JoAnn. (2002). Girls will be girls: Raising confident and courageous daughters. New York: Hyperion.

Durham, M. Gigi. (2008). The Lolita effect: The media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it. New York: Overlook Press.

Hall, A. & Bishop, M. (2007). Pop-porn: pornography in American culture. Westport: Praeger Publishers.

Hogan, M. (1999). Media Education Offers Help on Children's Body Image Problems, American Academy of Pediatrics News.

Kaiser Foundation (2005). A teacher in the living room?: Educational media for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Lamb, S., & Brown, L. M. (2006). Packaging girlhood: Rescuing our daughters from marketers’ schemes. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Levin, D. E., & Kilbourne, J. (2008). So sexy so soon: The new sexualized childhood and what parents can do to protect their kids. New York: Ballantine Books.

Linn, S. (2004). Consuming kids: The hostile takeover of childhood. New York: The New Press.

Quart, A. (2003). Branded: The buying and selling of teenagers.

Ryan, Joan. (1995). Little girls in pretty boxes: The making and breaking of elite gymnasts and figure skaters. New York: Doubleday.

Schor, J. (2004). Born to buy: The commercialized child and the new consumer culture. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Young, I. M. (1980). Throwing like a girl: A phenomenology of feminine body comportment motility and spatiality. Human Studies, 3, 137-156.

Websites - Links
Juliet B. Schor is a board member and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization devoted to transforming North American lifestyles to make them more ecologically and socially sustainable.
Joe Kelly is a former journalist and now is executive director of Dads & Daughters, a national organization dedicated to improving father-daughter relationships.
New Moon Girls magazine is an award-winning, girl-edited online community and print magazine where girls create and share poetry, artwork, videos, and more; chat together; and learn. All in a fully moderated, educational environment designed to build self-esteem and positive body image.
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