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sexualise

verb
(1) To distinguish a person as belonging to one sex or another.
(2) To raise a person’s sexual awareness; to make sexual.
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She says: "It's not essential for female celebs to sexualise themselves - it all depends on what sort of artist they are.
Children's charities warn that the Miss Glitz Sparkle Contest sexualises children.
It also said a compulsory age rating system for so-called lads' mags to make clear they are "top shelf" titles should be introduces and called for a website where concerned parents can report "irresponsible" marketing which sexualises young children.
"The results from this report show Tinseltown's eagerness to not only objectify and fetishize young girls, but to sexualise them in such a way that real teens are led to believe their sole value comes from their sexuality," Fox News quoted PTC President Tim Winter as saying.
Mumsnet is running a campaign, Let Girls Be Girls, asking retailers to sign up to a code of practice and given an undertaking not to sell products which prematurely sexualise children.
Rather, both images of Cyrus offer a critique of the argument that the media excessively sexualises identities in popular culture.
Tilly-May and Timea, both eight, and Mia, 11, wore tight shorts and crop tops as they performed during a debate on whether the activity, which is popular in seedy clubs, sexualises children.
Barnardo's chief executive Javed Khan said: "At a time when surveys show girls are under tremendous pressure to look good, it is irresponsible and immoral for any retailer to advertise clothing that sexualises young girls.

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