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sex·u·al·i·za·tion

(sek'shū-ăl-i-zā'shŭn),
1. The state characterized by the presence of sexual energy or drive.
2. The act of acquiring sexual energy or drive.
3. The act of imputing a sexual meaning or quality to people or behaviors.

sex·u·al·i·za·tion

(sekshū-ăl-ī-zā­shŭn)
1. State characterized by the presence of sexual energy or drive.
2. Act of acquiring sexual energy or drive.
3. Act of imputing a sexual meaning or quality to people or behaviors.
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Or will the messages of early sexualization lure them into intense body scrutiny and excessive dieting?
A 2007 report from the American Psychological Association found that almost every form of media showed sexualization of women defined as overemphasis on personal value from sexual appeal or behavior, high standards of physical attractiveness, and sexual objectification.
Unable to fend off the explicit sexualization and implicit feminization of Mr.
These constant media images and messages surrounding sexualization, objectification, and gender stereotypes directly contribute to girls' lack of self-confidence and body image, as well as depression and eating disorders (American Psychological Association, 2010).
41) Despite the move to corporate ownership and the new owners' acknowledgment of the significance attached to gaming regulations, Las Vegas seems to close its eyes to the potential problems that the increased sexualization, especially in the nightclubs, pools and ultra lounges, may bring.
What the artist captures about Pasolini is his foresight, and she updates certain passages from the novel that anticipate the degree to which the exercise of power--manifested in the sexualization of society on the one hand and interventions in urban politics on the other--would shape present-day Italian society.
American Psychological Association, Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls.
These domains include: (1) elaborating a geneology of the concept of sexual health and its relationship to changing conceptions of life courses and discourses about "positive aging"; (2) mapping the medicalization of late-life sexuality in relation to pharmaceutical technologies; (3) analysis of the texts of sexual health and fitness; and (4) development of qualitative insights regarding how differently located individuals negotiate the sexualization of later life.
Fiercely protective and in love with daughter Scarlet, she is vehemently opposed to the sexualization of children, and believes artists like Rihanna have a responsibility to censor any "inappropriate" performances.
However, does the sexualization of women athletes also positively influence judgments about athletic ability?
But it also raises questions about the sexualization of
In a letter of recommendation for Alive to the World, Cardinal Lopez Trujillo made these important points on sex education in a world where moral relativism and a sexualization of culture is predominant: "Sex education is often given without the correct outlook and necessary prudence, and as a result it transmits views which are questionable and ends up by defending the trivialization of sexuality, which is a gift from God.