Monthly Archives: December 2010

Lolita Redux: The Early Sexualization of Our Daughters

This essay first appeared on BlogHer.

Little Lolitas are in the news again. Or rather, society’s sexualized images of young girls are in the news again. A recent report by theParents Television Council warns us that the objectification of young women in the media must be stopped; that girls’ self-esteem, body image, and sexuality will be deeply harmed because of this oppression. While I couldn’t agree more, I wonder, is this really new news? Continue reading