Body image, beauty, sense of self, sense of culture and place . . . explored here. On the pages about Research Centers, there is considerably more information on this topic. Below are a few more links, and numerous articles/images for your consideration.
American Psychological Association article about the effort to reduce the sexualization of girls. A report from an APA task force is also found here.
SPARK began as a response to The Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and its call for grassroots mobilizing around the clear and present danger that sexualization poses to girls and young women.
New York Times Magazine essayist Peggy Orenstein chats about her new book: Cinderella Ate My Daughter.
Article reports on research, examines some factors, and offers advice on what parents can do to curb this effect.