20 May '11, 4pm

Study: 30 percent of girls' clothing has sexualizing ...: Almost a third of girls' clothing for sale at 15 major...

Study: 30 percent of girls' clothing has sexualizing ...: Almost a third of girls' clothing for sale at 15 major...

In the newly published study, Murnen and her colleagues went through the children's offerings of 15 national retailers, from high-end stores such as Neiman Marcus to inexpensive stores such as Kmart and Target. All of the clothes were sized and marketed for toddlers to pre-teen children. The researchers asked independent adult raters to judge 5,666 clothing items for whether they revealed or emphasized a sexualized body part such as the chest or buttocks and whether they had sexy characteristics such as slinky material, leopard print, or sexualized writing. The raters also looked for childlike characteristics such as frills or butterflies.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/natural-beauty-fashion/stori...

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