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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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The results of a Mann-Kendall test assessing the trend of sexualization over time were nonsignificant, [tau] = -.
According to APA's (2007) taskforce on the sexualization of girls and women in the media, sexualization and objectification occurs when "a person's value comes only from their sexual appeal or behavior", and when they are "made into a thing for other's sexual use".
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.
As Samama continues to undress, moving through states of semi-exposure and eventually to full nudity, her performance breaks apart the sexualization and politicization of the female body bit by bit.
Ballet lessons can protect against the sexualization of young girls: There's increasing evidence that the pressure to look and act alluring is being felt by younger and younger girls.
While the 2007 American Psychological Association's (APA) report on the sexualization of girls and its subsequent revisions (2008 and 2010) fail to mention technological advances as an underlying factor of victimization, one cannot ignore the ease of availability in cell phone "sexting," and the potential of filming and distribution of pornographic images.
Does the sexualization of torture displace the political-economic "reasons" for its occurrence?
Hypermasculinity and a sexualization of the female body are also among the most obvious features associated with reggaeton that have an impact on its position and value in our contemporary world.
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.
The eighth and final chapter highlights a different aspect of the sexualization of property--and of female objectification--in early modern verse.