Study: Girls As Young As 6 Are Thinking Of Selves As Sex Objects
(CBS) A new study by Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., indicates that girls as young as 6 are beginning to think of themselves a sex objects.
For the study, which was published earlier this month in the journal Sex Roles, researchers asked dozens of girls from the Midwest between the ages of 6 and 9 to choose a doll that looked like themselves, that they wanted to look like, that would be most popular in school, or that they wanted to play with.
Across the board, they chose what have been termed the sexy dolls – dressed in tight and revealing clothing. LiveScience reports a total of 68 percent of the girls said the sexy doll represented how they themselves wanted to look, and 72 percent said the sexy doll would win a popularity contest up against the non-sexy doll.