Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

The Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, released in February, attracted extensive early press coverage, with nearly 200 news placements nationwide and internationally.

By Leslie Cameron

The Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, released in February, attracted extensive early press coverage, with nearly 200 news placements nationwide and internationally, including a full length feature in the Washington Post and coverage on CNN and in USA Today. The report has drawn almost 350,000 web hits since February.

Print copies are being distributed to over 300 member organizations of the National Council for Research on Women and the National Council of Women's Organizations.

In April, Task Force Chair Dr. Eileen Zurbriggen met with Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) and with Cheryl Williams, Policy Director for Women's Policy Inc., to discuss policy implications.

The report, a summary, parent tips, media literacy resources, and the APA press release are available on the Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls page.