“I am the senior director of the American Psychological Association Women’s Programs Office (WPO). The WPO works to improve the status, health, and well-being of women psychologists and women in the general public. I am adding my spark to this movement because the APA’s Task Force Report on the Sexualization of Girls found that the proliferation of sexualized images of girls in the media is causing harm to girls’ self-image and healthy development, including eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression. I am also the mother of a four-year old boy and the aunt of teenaged nieces and nephews. I want my son, and all other boys and girls, to get messages that will lead to their healthy psychological and social development.”

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