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Research Blog: Self-Sexualization in Girls and Moms

by Kimberly Belmonte When I first learned about MTV I thought it was the coolest thing- a whole channel of music?! All I wanted was to watch MTV like the other kids in the 4th grade, but my mom said no. Actually she said [cue New York accent] “turn off that filth and go ride…

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Feminism is Squashing the Thin Ideal–or, Why it's Awesome to Give Off SPARKs!

Three very similar shapes and sizes

by Kimberly Belmonte Lately we’ve been hearing from our readers and fellow SPARK-ers that you want to hear some good news.  You’ve aptly pointed out that while we often focus on what can be harmful to girls (how the media sexualizes women, why gendered beliefs are limiting for all involved, etc.), we sometimes neglect what…

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Research Blog: “I'll get that for you”: Chivalry is alive and holding your boxes

The SPARK Research Blog:  Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls, is brought to you by the ASAP Initiative at Hunter/CUNY, one of the SPARK leadership team partners.  The goal of the bi-monthly SPARK Research Blog is to tell you about the latest research findings in clear and plain language, with a…

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Research Blog: Sexualization in Song Lyrics has Skyrocketed in the Past Decade

The SPARK Research Blog:  Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls, is brought to you by the ASAP Initiative at Hunter/CUNY, one of the SPARK leadership team partners.  The goal of the bi-monthly SPARK Research Blog is to tell you about the latest research findings in clear and plain language, with a…

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How the Media Stole My “Sexy”

The SPARK Research Blog:  Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls, is brought to you by the ASAP Initiative at Hunter/CUNY, one of the SPARK leadership team partners.  The goal of the bi-weekly SPARK Research Blog is to tell you about the latest research findings in clear and plain language, with a…

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Some Environments are Just Plain Worse: What it’s Like to be a Hooters Girl

The SPARK Research Blog:  Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls, is brought to you by the ASAP Initiative at Hunter/CUNY, one of the SPARK leadership team partners.  The goal of the bi-weekly SPARK Research Blog is to tell you about the latest research findings in clear and plain language, with a…

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Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls

The SPARK Research Blog:  Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls, is brought to you by the ASAP Initiative at Hunter/CUNY, one of the SPARK leadership team partners.  The goal of the bi-weekly SPARK Research Blog is to tell you about the latest research findings in clear and plain language, with a…

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Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls

We are excited to launch the latest SPARK initiative, the SPARK Research Blog:  Real Talk about Really New Research on the Sexualization of Girls, brought to you by the ASAP Initiative at Hunter/CUNY, one of the SPARK leadership team partners.  The goal of the bi-weekly SPARK Research Blog is to tell you about the latest…

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