+ Study finds that girls as young as 6-years-old want to be sexy!
A study published in Sex Roles has found that girls as young as six want to be “sexy”! Whaaaat??!
“Psychologists at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., used paper dolls to assess self-sexualization in 6- to 9-year-old girls. Sixty girls were shown two dolls, one dressed in tight and revealing “sexy” clothes and the other wearing a trendy but covered-up, loose outfit.
Using a different set of dolls for each question, the researchers then asked each girl to choose the doll that: looked like herself, looked how she wanted to look, was the popular girl in school, she wanted to play with.
Across-the-board, girls chose the “sexy” doll most often. The results were significant in two categories: 68 percent of the girls said the doll looked how she wanted to look, and 72 percent said she was more popular than the non-sexy doll.”
We all knew that young girls felt the pressure to be “sexy” - whatever the hell that means - but really, at 6-years-old??