A Study of Teen Female Sexualization on Primetime TV

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    Is this true? And if so, what can be done?
     
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    this has been going on forever.....daytime tv...esp soaps had far more sex in them than prime time tv.....prime time is just catching up...brooke shields was one of the first young stars to be used in this manner....pretty baby (?) and blue lagoon.
    remember brad pitt kissing the child in 'dairy of a vampire'? tv use to have modest dress codes....barbara eden in 'i dream of jeannie' caused an uproar showing her naval.

    what can be done about it? nothing. the horse left the barn a long time ago.
     
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    Love the way they couch this in such a way to make it sound so much worse than it really is.

    Not the carefully vague use of the term "underage female characters"

    And what do they mean when they say "sexual situations"

    Do we even know? Could it include every time a boy or girl on TV is flirting, dating, kissing and so forth> I suspect that's what they're talking about because I don't recall much on TV showing teens screwing do YOU?

    So this is, I think, much ado about nothing

    When you were kids what was the most important thing on your mind?

    The boy girl thing, right?

    So honestly, now, what do you expect shows about teenagers to be about?

    Canning food and praying to Jesus?!?

    Kids want stories about things kids care about.

    Teenagers are homonally predisposed to obsess about the dating, tye boy/girl and finding their way in their social scene.

    That's hardly "sexualizing kids"

    God sexualized kids a long long ling time ago, folks.
     
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    You're probably right. I read a great book a few years ago called "Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls" which advised parents and teachers to remind teen girls essentially that "beauty fades and dumb is forever" (read that too - lol). It's up to responsible adults to provide a counter offensive to the media messages. It's sad how our values have gotten so effed up. Girls have it tough these days.

    I recommend that book highly to anyone raising daughters.
     
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    who knows what can be done? no one.

    my parents were authoritarian conservatives who tried to tell me what to think and I turned out to be a disinterested dirty hippie. I refused to tell my kids what to think but pointed out consequences and asked them what they thought was right and what made sense and they turned into articulate, moral and motivated conservatives. its a mystery to me.

    of course not having cable until they were teenagers might have had an impact.
     
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    Wow. No cable? You child abuser!!!! :lol:

    Interestingly, in spite of all the mixed messages, females are doing better is school. We must be doing something right.
     
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    What disturbs me, and any normal man, is the "adultifying" of teens and preteens.
    And I am not talking about TV...real life.

    How many guys are with me here...how many times have you looked at a distance at a female in...that way...and as she comes closer you realize you were looking at girl maaaybe 16.
    Where are this girls parents? Especially the father!
     
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    we still wouldnt have it except that it came with the internet. the weird part is that I watch way more TV than my kids. my loss
     
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    Um....Brad Pitt played a VAMPIRE that ate rats in Diary of a Vampire. Not your average American male, SB.......

    Anyway the thread is specifically about Teen Female Exploitation on PRIMETIME TV. Not in R-rated films where you're supposed to know that Brooke Shields is playing the character of a child prostitute in Pretty Baby, and that child prostitution is, and has been, in practice since the beginning of the World's Oldest Profession.

    I don't watch much Primetime TV but wonder about the quote:

    "The results from this report show Tinseltown’s eagerness to not only objectify and fetishize young girls, but to sexualize them in such a way that real teens are led to believe their sole value comes from their sexuality,"

    WTF is he talking about?

    "Sexualize them in such a way?" ...... What "way" is that? And is PTC President Tim Winter arguing that many real teens would not believe "their sole value comes from their sexuality," without primetime TV? Hell, there's people all over the fucking planet who don't even have electricity and they are objectifying and fetishizing young girls.
     
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    My son date a girl throughout high school who was not permitted to watch TV during the school year. (She was #1 in her class). He brought over "Lost the first season" and the whole family got addicted. Now they watch all the time. They called "Lost" the gateway drug to TV addiction. Good thing it ended. lol

    He's going to college to be a TV writer. I guess it was Karma they broke up.
     

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