From bi gemini trash.
“By inundating girls and women with the message that their most worthy attribute is their sexual hotness and crowding out other messages, pop culture is grooming them just like an individual perpetrator would. It is slowly chipping away at their self-esteem, stripping them of their sense of themselves as whole human beings, and providing them with an identity that emphasizes sex and de-emphasizes every other human attribute.
The American Psychological Association’s study on the sexualization of girls found that there was amply evidence to conclude that sexualizing girls ‘has negative effects in a variety of domains, including cognitive functioning, physical and mental health, sexuality and attitudes and beliefs’ Some of these effects include more risky sexual behavior, higher rates of eating disorders, depression, and low self-esteem.
These are the same symptoms found in girls and women who have been sexually assaulted; in terms of effect then, we appear to be turning out a generation of girls who have been ‘assaulted’ by the very culture they live in. An there is no avoiding the culture. The very act of socialization in involves internalizing the cultural norms and attitudes. If the culture now is one big collective perpetrator, then we can assume that an ever-increasing number of girls and women are going to develop emotional, cognitive, and sexual problems as they are socialized into seeing themselves and mere sex objects, and not much else.”
-Excerpt from Pornland:How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, by Gail Dines.