RSS Feed Visit our Tumblr blog Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Write us an emailDonate to SPARK!

Tomi-Ann Roberts on the sexualization of girls

via Radio Colorado College comes this amazing interview with Professor Tomi-Ann Roberts, professor of psychology and member of the APA Taskforce on the Sexualization of Girls.

“Girls are not passive recipients of these cultural messages. Girls are active agents. We know from developmental cognitive psychology that young boys and girls, once they know what their gender is, are very motivated to be the best example of their gender. And if the examples of femininity around you are a sort of tarted up, pornographied sexuality, then that’s what you’re psyched to be.”

The whole interview is 20 minutes and worth every second, but if you’re crunched for time check out the truncuated version at RCC’s website.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Tomi-Ann Roberts on the sexualization of girls”

  1. Phil Rockwell says:

    Very good talk. I saw it with my daughter and see it here at Georgia State University. Good work

  2. [...] to look sexy on Halloween has a big impact on you whether you realize it or not. Check out this quote: “Girls are not passive recipients of these cultural messages. Girls are active agents. We know [...]

  3. [...] “Girls are not passive recipients of these cultural messages. Girls are active agents. We know from developmental cognitive psychology that young boys and girls, once they know what their gender is, are very motivated to be the best example of their gender. And if the examples of femininity around you are a sort of tarted up, pornographied sexuality, then that’s what you’re psyched to be.” Tomi-Ann Roberts [...]

  4. Thought you all might like the work being done around black girls online
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClT9oJEhQ18

Leave a Reply